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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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Renaissancecat22
As many people do, I read Trifles in school. Years later, I thought I'd revisit Susan Glaspell. I do think her writing is really worthwhile, both in the prose and the ideas but the three other plays in this collection strained my patience though the scripts are not very long. If I had to rank the plays, they would go... 1. Trifles 2. Inheritors 3. The Verge 4. The Outside

Trifles works the best because it's a fairly simple concept and the subtlety Glaspell is forced to employ because of the "myst
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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.
Runa
Feb 04, 2015 Runa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 14, 2014 Bibi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Required reading for college course. Nothing to write home about.
Wendy Fall
Jun 25, 2014 Wendy Fall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: coursework
Trifles is a good short play.
Mandy Jones
An often overlooked female playwright. This collection is amazing, and is based on an actual countryside murder that was never actually solved.
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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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