Susan Keating Glaspell: Chains of Dew

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  • Emeline Jeanne Jouve

Chains of Dew was Susan Glaspell’s last contribution to the Provincetown Players, the amateur theatre company she co-founded with her husband George Cram Cook in 1915. After seven years devoted to the establishment of “a stage where [American] playwrights of sincere, poetic, literary and dramatic purpose could see their plays in action, and superintend their production without submitting to the commercial manager’s interpretation of public taste”, as the Manifesto of the troupe reads, Glaspell and Cook expressed their dissatisfaction with the members’ decision to “go in for uptown producing” and left for Greece, Cook’s “spiritual homeland”, as a symbol of their refusal to succumb to the lures of commercialism (…

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Jouve, Emeline Jeanne. "Chains of Dew". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 October 2011
[, accessed 29 September 2016.]

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