Susan Glaspell: The Complete Plays

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Overview

The first complete collection of the works of American playwright Susan Glaspell, this book includes all of the Pulitzer Prize winner's works: Suppressed Desires, Trifles, The People, The Outside, Woman's Honor, Close the Book, Tickless Time, and Free Laughter (these eight are all one acts) and the full length plays Bernice, Inheritors, The Verge, Alison's House, The Comic Artist, Chains of Dew, and Springs Eternal, the last two of which are published here for the first time. Each play includes an introductory essay along with extended biographical and critical essays. Two appendices give details on both the first runs and select recent productions of the plays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786434329
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: Humanities/Literature & Language
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 425
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) was a leading modern American woman playwright. Linda Ben-Zvi is professor emerita at Tel Aviv University and Colorado State University in theatre and English. J. Ellen Gainor is professor of theatre and associate dean of the Graduate School at Cornell University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Editorial Note

A Brief Biography 1

A Critical Introduction 7

Suppressed Desires 11

Trifles 24

Close the Book 35

The People 47

The Outside 57

Woman's Honor 66

Tickless Time 79

Bernice 92

Free Laughter 115

Chains of Dew 125

Inheritors 179

The Verge 227

The Comic Artist 268

Alisons House 310

Springs Eternal 354

Appendix A First Productions of the Plays 407

Appendix B Select Recent Professional Productions 410

Select Bibliography 413

Index 415

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