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According to Wikipedia: "Susan Keating Glaspell (1 July 1876 - 27 July 1948) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actress, director, and bestselling novelist. She was a founding member of the Provincetown Players, one of the most important collaboratives in the development of modern drama in the United States. She also served in the Works Progress Administrat ...more
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Published March 1st 2010 by B&R Samizdat Express (first published July 2nd 1987)
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Runa
I have no idea why Susan Glaspell isn't more famous - I don't know how well her plays would translate to the stage (and, to be honest, I can't imagine them being very successful in performance) but they read like Virginia Woolf writing drama. "The Verge" in particular was mindblowing, with a stunning control of symbolism, language and pace. Would love to read more.
Bibi
Required reading for college course. Nothing to write home about.
Brenda
I read this because I couldn't find the short story A Jury of Her Peers to read again, and found out it had been adapted from the play Trifles. The two are almost identical and I was really glad to find this. I also really liked Inheritors, although it took a bit for me to warm up to it.

I can't remember the others except that I thought they were literary feminism, but I liked Trifles and Inheritors enough to read again.
Mandy Jones
An often overlooked female playwright. This collection is amazing, and is based on an actual countryside murder that was never actually solved.
Wendy Fall
Trifles is a good short play.
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Susan Keating Glaspell (July 1, 1876 – July 27, 1948) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actress, director, novelist, biographer and poet. She was a founding member of the Provincetown Players, one of the most important collaboratives in the development of modern drama in the United States. She also served in the Works Progress Administration as Midwest Bureau Director of the Feder ...more
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