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Overview

Drama / Characters: 3 male, 2 female

Scenery: interior

Unusually powerful and effective, and gives fine roles for two good actresses. The wife of a strangled farmer is arrested on suspicion. While officers and neighbors are searching the old farmhouse for evidence, two women friends discover a slain canary and a broken cage. This evidence can prove the wife guilty, but by keeping her secret, they free her. An American classic by one of the original members of the Provincetown Playhouse where this play was premiered.

The playwright, Susan Glaspell, is a Pulitzer Prize-Winner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887345814
  • Publisher: Empire Publishing Service
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 16
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Kirszner is a bestselling author and a practicing teacher who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written bestsellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any handbook author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from Developmental to Literature.

Stephen Mandell is a bestselling author and a practicing teacher who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written bestsellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any handbook author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from Developmental to Literature.

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Table of Contents

About the Series iii
Preface vii
Introduction 1
Trifles: Making It New 3
Literature 11
About the Author: Susan Glaspell 13
Trifles 15
Discussion Questions 29
Research Topics 30
Secondary Sources 31
Ben-Zvi, Linda. From "'Murder, She Wrote': The Genesis of Susan Glaspell's Trifles." Susan Glaspell: Essays on Her Theater and Fiction. Ed. Linda Ben-Zvi. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1995. 19-48 33
Alkalay-Gut, Karen. "Murder and Marriage: Another Look at Trifles." Susan Glaspell: Essays on Her Theater and Fiction. Ed. Linda Ben-Zvi. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1995. 71-81 51
Mael, Phyllis. "Trifles: The Path to Sisterhood." Literature/Film Quarterly 17.4 (1989):281-84 60
Stein, Karen F. "The Women's World of Glaspell's Trifles." In Women in American Theatre. Rev. and expanded ed. Ed. Helen Krich Chinoy and Linda Walsh Jenkins. New York: Theatre Communications, 1987. 253-256 66
Glaspell, Susan. "A Jury of Her Peers." 70
Mustazza, Leonard. "Generic Translation and Thematic Shift in Susan Glaspell's Trifles and 'A Jury of Her Peers.'" Studies in Short Fiction 26.4 (1989): 489-96 89
Sample Student Research Paper 99
Surrogate Jurors 101
Bibliography 107
Works by Susan Glaspell 109
Works of General Interest about Susan Glaspell 110
Critical Appraisals of Trifles and "A Jury of Her Peers" 112
Film Adaptation 113
World Wide Web Sites 113
Appendix 115
A Guide to MLA Documentation Style 117
Credits 132
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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    lots of errors

    the program used to make this an ebook does not seem to have a spellheck. for example a w is translated to an !n.

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