Susan Keating Glaspell: Fugitive's Return (3447 words)


On March 1, 1922 Susan Glaspell and her husband, George Cram Cook sailed for Greece to fulfil a lifelong dream of Cook’s. They were leaving behind the Provincetown Players, the innovative American little theatre in Greenwich Village that they, along with others, had originated on the wharf in Provincetown, and nurtured and sustained for the last seven years. Over those years Glaspell with Eugene O’Neill, had significantly contributed to the birth of a native American drama with the eleven plays she had written and produced with the group. Glaspell and Cook were leaving the theatre at a crisis point in its direction and leadership that had resulted in “an insurmountable schism between Cook’s vision and O’Neill’s, between …

Citation: Carpentier, Martha. "Fugitive's Return". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 October 2006 [, accessed 05 July 2022.]

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