Trifles - A One Act Play

Trifles - A One Act Play

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by Susan Glaspell
     
 
One act play. The County Attorney and Sheriff have come to the house to look for evidence and are joined by the farmer who lives next door, Mr. Hale, who’d found the body. The Sheriff’s wife, Mrs. Peters, has been brought along to retrieve some of the woman’s things, and the farmer’s wife, Mrs. Hale, joins her as they wait for the men who

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One act play. The County Attorney and Sheriff have come to the house to look for evidence and are joined by the farmer who lives next door, Mr. Hale, who’d found the body. The Sheriff’s wife, Mrs. Peters, has been brought along to retrieve some of the woman’s things, and the farmer’s wife, Mrs. Hale, joins her as they wait for the men who are searching upstairs. As they sit observing the apartment, the women arrive at their own theories about what happened, and they discern the woman’s motive for murder as they see clues (trifles) the men overlook.

Editorial Reviews

1918 - Suzy Clarkson Holstein
Suzy Clarkson Holstein sees the play as portraying “two competing ethical paradigms” and that their “ultimate moral choice . . . radically separates them from the men. That is, their way of knowing leads them not simply to knowledge; it also leads to the decision about how to act on that knowledge.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015743081
Publisher:
Shamrock Eden Publishing
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
504,445
File size:
41 KB

Meet the Author

Susan Glaspell (1876 – 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 Federal Theater Project. Her novels and plays are committed to developing deep, sympathetic characters, to understanding 'life' in its complexity. Though realism was the medium of her fiction, she was also greatly interested in philosophy and religion. Many of her characters make principled stands.

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Trifles - A One Act Play 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a 13 page play thats all in one scene. It will kept people one their toes until the end and the motive is surprising.