The first complete collection of the works of American playwright Susan Glaspell, this book includes all of the Pulitzer Prize winner's works: Suppressed Desires, Trifles, The People, The Outside, Woman's Honor, Close the Book, Tickless Time, and Free Laughter (these eight are all one acts) and the full length plays Bernice, Inheritors, The Verge, Alison's House, The Comic Artist, Chains of Dew, and Springs Eternal, the last two of which are published here for the first time. Each play includes an introductory essay along with extended biographical and critical essays. Two appendices give details on both the first runs and select recent productions of the plays.
The late Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) was a leading modern American woman playwright. Linda Ben-Zvi is professor emerita at Tel Aviv University and Colorado State University in theatre and English. J. Ellen Gainor is professor of theatre and associate dean of the Graduate School at Cornell University.