1. a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures.
2. Metallurgy . a hollow area at the bottom of a furnace in which the metal collects.
3. a severe, searching test or trial.
From dictionary.com, based on the Random House Dictionary.
This play has inspired interest in the Salem trials since 1953. In it Arthur Miller “brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil.” The DVD, filmed on location in Ipswich, is also available in our store.