Monday, June 2, 2008

Crucible Updates

If I do The Crucible, integrating my music software as described here, I'll also do a corresponding set piece on the exit.

The play shows a correlation between fascist crackdowns and the ends of eras. I would really like to emphasize that aspect. Therefore the appropriate exit set piece would also leverage Archaeopteryx, but be beautiful, and happy, and futuristic. The exit should look as if Lord Shiva found the TSA.

Tituba will be not an African slave but a hippie slave. We'll use the word "village" where Miller uses "society." The men who "arrest" Elizabeth will wear cop uniforms, sunglasses, and breathing masks.

Slavish loyalty to form is not a recipe for original productions.

The script, however, is basically perfect.