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Witches Can't be Burned - Playtext PDF Script - Main Output

posted on 2021-03-01, 12:30 authored by Silva SemerciyanSilva Semerciyan
Witches Can’t Be Burned is a practice-based research project initiated by Silva Semerciyan, Drama Lecturer at Bath Spa University, wherein the creation of a playscript became both an instrument and a process for challenging institutional sexism. The play investigated Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and the historical case of the Salem Witch trials through the lens of feminist critical theory to create a diverse narrative, which opened up dialogue about the representation of girls and women in so called ‘masterpieces’. It was commissioned by the National Theatre as part of their Connections Festival 2020 in which 19 youth theatre companies across the UK would perform the play.

This item contains the Playtext PDF Script as the main ouput.

The play was published in the National Theatre Connections 2020 anthology by the Methuen Drama imprint of Bloomsbury in 2020.

Semerciyan, S (2020) 'Witches can't be burned.' In: National Theatre Connections 2020: plays for young people. Methuen Drama, London. ISBN 9781350161009

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