February 10

Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" opens on Broadway

February 10, 1949

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  • Dramatizing History in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Dramatizing History in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

    By closely reading historical documents and attempting to interpret them, students consider how Arthur Miller interpreted the facts of the Salem witch trials and how he successfully dramatized them in his play, The Crucible. As they explore historical materials, such as the biographies of key players (the accused and the accusers) and transcripts of the Salem Witch trials themselves, students will be guided by aesthetic and dramatic concerns: In what ways do historical events lend themselves (or not) to dramatization? What makes a particular dramatization of history effective and memorable?

The Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War

February 10, 1763

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Boris Pasternak, Russian author of Doctor Zhivago, born

February 10, 1890