Analyzing the Text and Media
The actors are wearing costumes similar to the clothes the Puritans would have worn at the time. This film adaptation doesn’t attempt to reinterpret Miller’s play into, say, the modern world complete with a different setting and the clothes we wear today.
This was the scene in act one at Betty’s bedside, when Abigail and John are alone in the room. This photo suggests that in this interpretation, the scene takes place outside for some reason.