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Plays by Susan Glaspell

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ISBN-10: 0521312043

ISBN-13: 9780521312042

Edition: 1987

Authors: C. W. E. Bigsby, Susan Glaspell, Martin Banham, Peter Thomson

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A cofounder of the Provincetown Players and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) was one of the first female playwrights. Although long neglected, the four plays collected in this critical edition reveal the thoroughly modern nature of her concerns. Trifles (1916) develops a feminist critique of social role, while The Outside (1917) stages a debate between the life force and a perverse celebration of death. In The Verge (1921), Glaspell presented an experimental work of considerable proportions, more daring in many ways than anything attempted by O'Neill. And though Inheritors (1921) is far more conventional, it nonetheless questions the nature and reality of…    
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/2/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 170
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Martin Banham is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies in the University of Leeds and editor of The Cambridge Guide to Theatre (1988) and co-editor of The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre (1984).James Gibbs teaches at the University of the West of England (Bristol) and has a particular interest in Ghanaian, Nigerian, and Malawian drama.Femi Osofisan, playwright, teaches in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan.

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