Cynthia Sutherland Cynthia Sutherland, Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, is the author of articles on Swift, Wycheriey, Bagnold, eighteenth-century tragedy, and the uses of computers in dramatic studies.
Glaspell was a respected international playwright and novelist who amassed some of the most impressive credentials in American theater history, including the Pulitzer Prize in Over the past fifteen years, she has been rediscovered through the work of leading feminist scholars; and her one-act play Trifles and its short story form, "A Jury of Her Peers," have become classics.
This book is the first collection devoted to the study of the body of Glaspell's work. Essays by leading playwrights and scholars provide an array of perspectives on the writer and her work. The book features the first complete Glaspell bibliography, including original reviews of her plays and fiction and recent critical studies of her writing.
This is a tremendously useful collection, especially for those who are less than familiar with the context of Glaspell's dramatic writing, and the book is invaluable for students, scholars, and practitioners alike. Ben-Zvi's meticulous organization ensures that it fulfills this difficult brief.
Editor Ben-Zvi's sweeping critical anthology of Susan Glaspell's work and times reveals largely-undervalued knowledge of Glaspell, new critical perspectives with which to view her work, and observations as to why Glaspell has not received her deserved place in American theatre history.
These critics evaluate and establish Glaspell as a feminist writer of significance in both her style and content. The anthology should be ordered for every college library and is an excellent resource for a woman writers course, an American theatre course, and a women's theatre course.A Jury of Her Peers () was a short story version of her famous play, Trifles.
Glaspell won the Pulitzer Prize for her play, Alison's House (). She lived out her years in Provincetown, Rhode Island until her death in “A JURY OF HER PEERS”: THE AMERICAN JURY TActivity Overview he Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that “In all crimi-nal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an Susan Glaspell’s short story “A Jury of Her Peers,”.
In the short story, “A Jury of Her Peers”, Susan Glaspell demonstrates how sexism can lead an individual to be loyal to their same sex, no matter how far fetched and critical the situation can be.
Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. Sep 13, · As you can probably tell, Glaspell altered some of the details of story when adapting it for “A Jury of Her Peers.” 1) While Minnie is childless, Margaret had nine children.
Glaspell may have made this change to emphasize the isolation that Minnie’s husband, John, keeps her in. In The Fly in the Ointment by V.S. Pritchett we have the theme of greed, trust, corruption, loyalty, selfishness, discontent and identity. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that .