At a glance:
- Author: Susan Glaspell
- First Published: 1987
- Type of Work: Dramas
- Genres: Drama, Psychological drama, Didactic literature
- Subjects: Crime or criminals, Murder or homicide, American Dream, Mental illness, Feminism, Women, Liberalism, Idealism, Conformity, Colleges or universities
Form and Content
Susan Glaspell’s thirteen plays, treating mostly feminist themes, were produced by the to-become-renowned Provincetown Playhouse and in New York City between 1915 and 1922. Four of her works are found in the 1987 collection entitled Plays by Susan Glaspell: Trifles, Inheritors, The Verge, and The Outside.
From 1915 to 1919, Glaspell wrote six one-act plays. Several were satiric comedies, but some were less amusing. The Outside (1917) focuses on two recluses, a young grass widow and her widowed servant, dwelling in a remote former...
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