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Trifles

By: Susan Glaspell
Narrated by: Jeanie Hackett,Amy Madigan,Sam McMurray,Stephen Vinovich,Steven Weber
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Publisher's Summary

Written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, Trifles is a one-act play about a woman accused of strangling her husband. Based on an actual murder case reported by Glaspell for the Des Moines News, the play represented an early exploration of gender relationships in a time when women often were considered to be mere trifles. A groundbreaking feminist play, Trifles is often included in anthologies of drama and literature.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Peters; Amy Madigan as Mrs. Hale; Sam McMurray as the Sheriff; Steven Vinovich as Mr. Hale; and Steven Weber as the County Attorney. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, Los Angeles, in 2011.

Public Domain (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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Some lines are changed or added

I read along with the script and some words were added or taken out of this play. I wonder if they had permission to do that. Otherwise good job

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I don’t know the actual length of the text, but this radio play boiled the narrative down to its bare bone structure. The essence of the story was conveyed along with the inner conflicts of the female characters as to whether or not they should divulge the existence of the main clue for the motive: the twisted neck of the canary.

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the narrators were amazing and made me feel as if i was in the play, good work!

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  • 01-27-20

I listened to this for a study of ‘Trifles.’

The actors were all great. It was a well rounded performance of an intriguing play and it brought it to life for me to aid my study of it.
Recommended.