Susan Keating Glaspell: Bernice: A Play in Three Acts (3475 words)


Susan Glaspell’s Bernice: A Play in Three Acts premiered at the Provincetown Players’ Playwrights Theatre on March 21, 1919. The 1918-1919 Season was the Players’ third in New York City, where they operated at number 139 and then 133 Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village. It was at the latter location that Bernice, Glaspell’s first full length play, debuted. Despite the fact that Bernice has received less scholarly, critical, and commercial attention than other Glaspell plays like Trifles (1916), Inheritors (1921), The Verge (1921), and Alison’s House (1930), the play is especially significant to Glaspell’s career and to the American theatre, setting what novelist and critic …

Citation: Campagna, Vanessa Marie. "Bernice: A Play in Three Acts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 July 2015 [, accessed 21 September 2020.]

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