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by Susan Glaspell

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When was "Trifles" published?

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Trifles was published in 1916 and first performed on August 8, 1916 by the Provincetown Players of Massachusetts.

Because the play, written by journalist Susan Glaspell, features strong female characters and is sympathetic to Minnie's reasons for killing her husband, it is often considered an early example of a feminist play.

It is notable that the play was first performed by the Provincetown Players. The troupe had formed just a year earlier in order to promote innovative, experimental, and cutting edge theater. They sought the kind of plays that often could not get produced on Broadway because...

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