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By: Susan Glaspell
Published By: Double9 Books
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American writer, actor, and journalist Susan Glaspell lived from 1876 until 1948. She is recognized as a pioneer of contemporary American theatre and is noted for her form-testing, feminist themes, and lifelike dialogue. She is well known for her plays "Trifles" (1916) and "The Verge" (1921). The one-act drama "Trifles" examines rural women's life and their constrained social positions. The innovative way in which it portrayed women as multidimensional individuals with their own interests and motives has made it famous. A woman scientist who is on the cusp of making a significant discovery is shown in the three-act drama "The Verge" as being constrained by cultural norms. The hardships of regular people in small-town or rural America are often explored in Glaspell's plays, along with questions of gender, identity, and power relations. Her work is distinguished by a feeling of realism and a focus on psychological nuance. Her legacy continues to have an impact on modern American theater. Glaspell's work paved the path for future female writers.

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Susan Glaspell

Susan Glaspell, an American dramatist, writer, journalist, and actress, lived from 1876 until 1948. She was raised in Iowa, went to Drake University, and then became a reporter for the Des Moines Daily News. Later, she relocated to New York City and started creating plays. She rose to prominence with the Provincetown Players, an avant-garde ensemble of authors and artists who presented experimental plays in Greenwich Village. Gender and social justice were frequent themes in Glaspell's plays. "Trifles" (1916), a one-act drama that examines the life of rural women in the Midwest and the violence that may develop in a patriarchal culture, is her most well-known work. Other noteworthy plays include "The Verge" (1921), which is about a woman's battle for artistic expression in an oppressive society, and "Inheritors" (1921), which is about the disagreements between a rich family over inheritance. In 1931, she won the Pulitzer Prize for theater for her play "Alison's House." Glaspell was a political activist and a supporter of women's rights in addition to her literary profession. She participated in a number of causes, such as the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was a member of the Heterodoxy Club, a feminist organization in Greenwich Village. 1948 saw the passing of Glaspell in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 163 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358715537
  • ISBN-13: 9789358715538
  • Item Weight: 195.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.34 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Criticism / Drama,Drama / General,Fiction / Classics