Drama / Characters: 3 male, 2 female
Unusually powerful and effective, and gives fine roles for two good actresses. The wife of a strangled farmer is arrested on suspicion. While officers and neighbors are searching the old farmhouse for evidence, two women friends discover a slain canary and a broken cage. This evidence can prove the wife guilty, but by keeping her secret, they free her. An American classic by one of the original members of the Provincetown Playhouse where this play was premiered.
The playwright, Susan Glaspell, is a Pulitzer Prize-Winner.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GrlIntrrptdRdng - LibraryThing
I thought Trifles was a good short and sweet play, a lot happens in it in a brief time. It's like a mini mystery novel that shows how women tend to have a understanding with each other when it comes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
A very human look at the effects of our cruelty toward one another. This murderess is no monster, but her life of quiet desperation led her to the point of no return. One act of cruelty was all it took. Read full review