Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Click on the title to go to the full text article.
Susan Glaspell Research Starter
American playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. Includes a bibliography.
Susan Glaspell in American Women Writers
Glaspell's first one-act play, written with Cook, was part of the Provincetown Players' initial season. Her second one-act play, Trifles was produced in 1916 during the second summer season. (Glaspell's short story adaptation of it, "A Jury of Her Peers," appeared in Best American Short Stories of 1916).
Susan Glaspell in Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
Was born in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer S. and Alice (Keating) Glaspell, who also had two sons. Her father's family, of Scottish and English extraction, had moved about 1810 from New England to Covington, Ky., and thence in 1835 to Davenport. Her mother had come to the Midwest in girlhood from Dublin, Ireland.
Trifles by Susan Glaspell in Salem Literature
Includes a content synopsis, historical context, societal context, religious context, scientific & technological context, biographical context, and bibliography.
Jury of Her Peers
DVD 813.52 J979h 2005
Dramatizes the short story by Susan Glaspell about the isolation and oppression of a farmwoman in rural America in 1900. A farmer is found murdered at a remote farmhouse, and his wife is jailed as the prime suspect. A motive for the murder gradually comes to light as evidence of the physical and emotional abuse of the suspect emerges.