Thursday, January 22, 2009

Things to Read: Trifles

Susan Glaspell, via Wikipedia

Don't you love it when you read something and just instantly connect with it? I just finished up with the play "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell and boy was it a good one. There is not a ton of action- just four characters going through a house after a woman is jailed for allegedly killing her husband. The female characters are intriguing in that they aren't independent women by any means, but they find a way to solve the mystery in a way the men totally disregard. But I won't ruin the whole thing for you- go read it if you get the chance. It's a very short play, considered an early feminist work, and it will definitely get you thinking.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting - I'll look out for it.

    Kat

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  2. Ohhh, I definitely need to read. Thanks for the tip!

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