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Author: Susan Glaspell
Publisher: Baker's Plays
ISBN: 9780874406382
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Drama / Characters: 3 male, 2 female Scenery: interior Unusually powerful and effective, and gives fine roles for two good actresses. The wife of a strangled farmer is arrested on suspicion. While officers and neighbors are searching the old farmhouse for evidence, two women friends discover a slain canary and a broken cage. This evidence can prove the wife guilty, but by keeping her secret, they free her. An American classic by one of the original members of the Provincetown Playhouse where this play was premiered. The playwright, Susan Glaspell, is a Pulitzer Prize-Winner.

Symbolic Realism In Susan Glaspell S Trifles

Author: Mathias Keller
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638754049
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, http: //, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: An extensive analysis of the symbol system in Susan Glaspell's drama "Trifles.", abstract: Susan Glaspell's (1876-1948) literary career increased in significance when she and her husband George Cram Cook moved to their summer residence in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1915. They founded the Provincetown Players, a group of dramatists who were about to change the development of American literature considerably. Against the more commercial and conventional Broadway plays, they shifted, as a part of the "'little theatre' movement," the stage into a fisher's house and performed experimental plays. One of these plays was Trifles, Susan Glaspell's most reputed dramatic piece, which was first produced in 1916 and published in 1920. Her "first solo one-act play" is based on the Hossack's case, a real murder incident in Iowa on December 2, 1900 when she was a news reporter. Her reflection of this incident deals with an investigation process which takes place in the farmhouse of the murdered John Wright and his imprisoned wife Minnie. The officials, Mr. Peters (the Sheriff), the County Attorney and the neighbour Mr. Hale, search for evidences in this house to convict Minnie of the murder. At the same time, the Sheriff's and Mr. Hale's wives, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, are supposed to collect clothes for Minnie. While they are in the kitchen, they encounter the important evidences to draw conclusions of Minnie's miserable life, her deed and, hence, take the opportunity to influence the case by concealing the most crucial evidence from the men. The play is innovative, among other things, in the respect that the main characters are absent and that Glaspell, as a consequence, creates a second explanatory level by means of symbols underneath the plot surface. This level circumscribes in detail Minnie

A Study Guide For Susan Glaspell S Trifles

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410361209
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A Study Guide for Susan Glaspell's "Trifles," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

On Susan Glaspell S Trifles And A Jury Of Her Peers

Author: Martha C. Carpentier
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147662206X
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On a wharf in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where Greenwich Village bohemians gathered in the summer of 1916, Susan Glaspell was inspired by a sensational murder trial to write Trifles, a play about two women who hide a Midwestern farm wife’s motive for murdering her abusive husband. Following successful productions of the play, Glaspell became the “mother of American drama.” Her short story version of Trifles, “A Jury of Her Peers,” reached an unprecedented one million readers in 1917. The play and the story have since been taught in classrooms across America and Trifles is regularly revived on stages around the world. This collection of fresh essays celebrates the centennial of Trifles and “A Jury of Her Peers,” with departures from established Glaspell scholarship. Interviews with theater people are included along with two original works inspired by Glaspell’s iconic writings.

Trifles With Audio

Author: Susan Glaspell
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: 1611239966
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Enhanced ebook edition of Trifles by Susan Glaspell, featuring a full cast audio performance of the play. Written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, Trifles is a one-act play about a woman accused of strangling her husband. Based on an actual murder case reported by Glaspell for the Des Moines News, the play represented an early exploration of gender relationships in a time when women often were considered to be mere trifles. A groundbreaking feminist play, Trifles is often included in anthologies of drama and literature. By merging text and audio, this ebook is a perfect learning tool for enhancing comprehension and enjoyment. It is highly recommended as a study aid for students, teachers, actors and directors. Includes scene-by-scene and word-for-word text and audio of L.A. Theatre Works’ full cast performance starring: Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Peters Amy Madigan as Mrs. Hale Sam McMurray as the Sheriff Steven Vinovich as Mr. Hale Steven Weber as the County Attorney. Directed by Rosalind Ayres for L.A. Theatre Works.


Author: Oliver Brachat
ISBN: 9783775006873
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Making Trifles Of Terrors

Author: Harry Berger
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804728522
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This collection of essays includes some of the most recent work of a master critic at the height of his powers. Of the fourteen essays, written from the late 1970's to the present, three have never before been published; the essays' appearance in a single volume makes available for the first time the full scope of Berger's unique approach to ethical discourses in Shakespeare's plays. The sequence of essays displays both the continuity and the revisionary development that mark his critical practice since the early work on The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida, and the Elizabethan theater. When one compares Berger's earlier work from the 1960's with the writing from the 1980's and 1990's in the present collection, one sees that the difference stems primarily from the impact on the later work of his encounters with the whole range of structuralist and poststructuralist theory. Much of the excitement and vitality of Berger's current work comes from his efforts to incorporate new methodological influences into his previous system. Because he comes to poststructuralism as a mature critic whose larger interpretive framework is already in place, his response is not simply to immerse himself in the new theoretical modes and adopt them wholesale, but rather to make them his own. Among the plays discussed are The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Macbeth, 2 Henry IV, Richard II--and, in two of the new essays, 1 Henry IV and Measure for Measure. Also new is Berger's retrospective account of his critical development in the extensive opening "Acknowledgments."