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The Crucible: What is the significance of dramatic techniques such as exits and...

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The Crucible: What is the significance of dramatic techniques such as exits and entries, sub-text and structure in the play?

What is the significance of dramatic techniques such as exits and entries, sub-text and structure in the play

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 8, 2012 at 10:12 AM (Answer #2)

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When important and secret conversations are had on stage with another character on the way to or from the stage, there is a tension built around the potential for "being discovered". 

Also, the action at the end of the play where Proctor is killed is conducted off-stage. This allows for the audience to imagine the act and also allows Elizabeth to become the focal example of how we/the audience should respond. Her response becomes our response because she is the only character left on stage. 

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