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FREE READ ´ Trifles By Susan Glaspell × Trifles is a one act play by Susan Glaspell Her short story A Jury of Her Peers was adapted from the play a year after its debut It was first performed by the Provincetown Players at the Wharf Theatre in Provincetown Massachusetts on August 8 1916 In the original play Glaspell played the role of one of tRangely and found her husband upstairs with a rope around his neck dead Mr Hale notes that when he uestioned her Mrs Wright claimed that she was fast asleep when someone strangled her husbandOften hailed as one of the uintessential feminist plays 'Trifles' earned Glaspell a Pulitzer Prize and renewed literary recogniti. THIS IS EXCELLENT EXTRAORDINARY As delicate as poignant Susan Glaspell constructs a feminist detective story as an excuse to discuss a much bigger issue gender violence as suffered by our choir singer and its grandfather sexism evidenced in the way the males behave towards the two ladies Written with graceful sensitivity and strong determination this play deserves and better attention and so does its author We call it knot it

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Rs Hale It is freuently anthologized in American literature textbooks The play begins as the county attorney the sherrif Mr Hale Mrs Peters and Mrs Hale enter the Wright's empty farm house On prompting from the county attorney Mr Hale recounts his visit to the house the previous day when he found Mrs Wright behaving st. Also written by Glaspell as a short story A Jury of her Peers which I don't like nearly as well There's a lovely film 1980 film version which though entitled A Jury of her Peers follows the staging and script of the one act play TriflesGlaspell's cleanly scripted drama plays on the idea that men and women speak different languages and perceive different realities In the midst of a murder investigation at a rural farmhouse the men seeking the facts trying to determine the motive march upstairs to scrutinize the crime scene Meanwhile they miss the subtle clues the two women are able to read downstairs as they scan the home's trifles a partially cleaned table a oddly sewn bit of stitching a broken birdcage etc The 1916 play remains remarkably fresh and modern

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Trifles By Susan GlaspeTrifles is a one act play by Susan Glaspell Her short story A Jury of Her Peers was adapted from the play a year after its debut It was first performed by the Provincetown Players at the Wharf Theatre in Provincetown Massachusetts on August 8 1916 In the original play Glaspell played the role of one of the characters M. This play is often hailed as an icon for feminist writing in which men often belittle anything associated with women The men in the play look only for concrete evidence within their limited parameters On the other hand the women would consider the emotional and personal aspects of the murder case into account The women tried to put themselves in the murderer's shoe so to speak As such the women uickly find the motive and evidence of the murder which was the whole point of the characters' visit to the scene Meanwhile the men fuss all around the house and fail to find any evidence for the case since their prejudice and lack of respect of women's 'trifles' narrow their viewsPeople usually stop their analysis of the significance of the story there But I would argue that the story means much than that Trifles shows the whole world of the subtle but real interplay between one's prejudices and the blind spots that they produce be it in terms of communication skills social awareness and even international politics The same message can be applied to the analysis of issues in colonization decolonization 'interracial' relations and so many other topics in which power and the trifling of the other ones are involvedThe play is as relevant today and even in the future as in the day it was penned Whenever groups of people feel so shielded and so right in their own world that they can't empathize with people of different walks of life they're reenacting the scenes of Trifles