Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Catching up! Salem MA cont'd

This was taken at the Witch Dungeon Museum - a worthy stop! This is the beginning of a short play, the words & names taken from the Witch Trial transcripts and was what I've seen on tv documentaries about the Trials and Salem and the older actress on the left is the same so I was very pleased with the performance!

The dungeon jail cells recreation is a tad cheesy in that the scenes are very old (probably made in the 60's or 70's, perhaps 50's!) and it's very very dark, which I know they do to show you how dim the actual cells were but it's difficult to really see inside each cell.

The most disturbing (and effective) scene is the hanging scene with 2 women and 1 man hanging from a tree, the executioner with the hood on behind them and another woman watching & waiting to be hanged. More disturbing was the fact that people were posing in front of the scene & having their pics taken!

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