- The purpose of The International Susan Glaspell Society is the recognition of Susan Glaspell as a major American dramatist and fiction writer through the ongoing production of high-quality scholarship and critical analysis of all her works, participation in national and international conferences, performances and public readings of her plays, and commitment to reprinting and teaching her plays, stories, and novels.International Susan Glaspell Society2 weeks ago**PUBLICATION: Coming soon!**
Susan Glaspell's Poetics and Politics of Rebellion by Emeline J. Jouve (University of Iowa Press)
> Out in July 2017
https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/2017-spring/susan-glaspell%E2%80%99s-poetics-and-politics-rebellion.htmInternational Susan Glaspell Society4 weeks ago**PUBLICATION**
A Review of the Exhibition “Susan Glaspell (1876-1948): pionera del teatro experimental. Trifles, los Provincetown Players y el teatro de vanguardia” (“Susan Glaspell (1876-1948): The Pioneer of Experimental Theatre. Trifles, the Provincetown Players and the Avant-garde Theatre”)
Author: Quetzalina Lavalle Salvatori
Exhibition by Noelia Hernando-Real
Editor: Emeline Jouve
https://miranda.revues.org/7735International Susan Glaspell Society added 2 new photos.2 months ago**SEMINAR on Trifles: Toulouse, March, 30th**
Come and join our American Lab by the AMERICAN THEATRE PROJECT founded by Céline Nogueira and Emeline J. Jouve!
Our guest speaker will be Noelia Hernando-Real, President of the International Susan Glaspell Society.International Susan Glaspell Society2 months ago**PUBLICATION**
>> "Blood Too Bright: Floyd Dell Remembers Edna St.Vincent Milay" by Jerri Dell.
https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Too-Bright-Remembers-Vincent-ebook/dp/B01M1NZMTJInternational Susan Glaspell Society3 months ago**Trifles/The People by American Bard Theater Company**
"BWW Review: Good Things Come In Three's with American Bard's VISIONARY VOICES"
Category Archives: Performances
A professional concert reading of Trifles was presented on October 4, 2016, at the Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 East 4th St., New York City, organized by AD Alex Roe and ISGS members Sharon Friedman and J. Ellen Gainor, to celebrate the centennial of Trifles. ISGS members participated in a post-reading discussion at this moving tribute to Glaspell’s most iconic play. Continue reading
Once again the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, U.K., is proving its commitment to reviving the works of America’s greatest female playwright, Susan Glaspell, with their world premiere of her final play, Springs Eternal, directed by Sam Waters. For those of you who are near or can make the trip to London, Springs Eternal runs until October 19th, and the ISGS will hold a seminar on October 12th featuring Barbara Ozieblo, Emeline Jouve, Linda Ben-Zvi, Sherry Engle, Drew Eisenhauer, Noelia Hernando-Real, and J. Ellen Gainor. Continue reading
Billed as “two gripping marital mysteries by two playwrights who helped bring modern drama to America,” the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lakes, Ontario, presents Glaspell’s Trifles on the same bill as Eugene O’Neill’s A Wife for a Life from May 29 to October 12 at the Court House Theatre as part of their “lunchtime one-acts” program. Continue reading
Prof. Cheryl Black directed Trifles and Milbre Burch presented her original monologue directed by Emily A. Rollie, “Sometimes I Sing,” a moving sequel to Trifles, as part of a triple bill including a new adaptation by cfrancis blackchild of Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” entitled “The Devil’s Own” and directed by Laura M. Nelson, all under the umbrella title “Justice Served.” The interdisciplinary symposia at University of Missouri featured visiting scholars Patricia L. Bryan (Chapel Hill), ISGS member and author of Midnight Assassin: Murder in America’s Heartland, and Hurston biographer Valerie Boyd (University of Georgia). The performances were sold out and the postshow discussions, led by Bryan and Boyd, were fabulous! Continue reading
July 28 – August 1. Off-Off Broadway Zephyer Rep presented Chains of Dew at the Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St., NYC. Directed by Gretchen Ferris.
The San Francisco Cabaret Opera presented the WORLD PREMIERE of Trifles, the opera, with music by John G. Bilotta and libretto by John F. McGrew at the 10th Annual Fresh Voices Festival. Continue reading
Another group reviving Susan Glaspell’s drama is Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theater Incubator program for emerging artists at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th Street and 2nd Avenue, New York City, which sponsored the recent production of Trifles by The Theatre … Continue reading
In November 2009 the Ontological-Hysteric Theater’s Incubator program for emerging artists produced The Verge directed by Alice Reagan and Performance Lab 115. New York Times critic Claudia La Rocco wrote, “It would be easy to reduce The Verge, Susan Glaspell’s 1921 play, to a feminist tract. Society forces Claire Archer into the boxes it deems acceptable; in attempting to escape those boxes, Claire goes mad. But that summary ignores the work’s wild heart, which, like its fragile, monstrous heroine, is somehow irreducible.” Continue reading
Sam Walters’ Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond U.K. produced Glaspell’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play Alison’s House in Oct- Nov. 2009, receiving even more ecstatic reviews than their 2008 production of Chains of Dew.
This production, directed by Jo Coombes, featured Christopher Ravenscroft as John Stanhope, Jennifer Higham as Ann, Mark Arends as Eben, Dudley Hinton as Ted, Emma Pallant as Louise, Grainne Keenan as Elsa, and Nicholas Gadd as Richard Knowles. Continue reading
The San Francisco Free Civic Theatre performed the first professional American revival of Chains of Dew since 1922, on April 2-12 2009, directed by Glenn Havlan. The cast included Kelly Rinehart as Nora Powers, John Hull as Leon Whittaker, Ariel Herzog as James O’Brien, Greg Gutting as Seymore Standish, Mamie Rheingold as Dotty Standish, and Kristin Anundsen as Mother Standish. Continue reading