Thursday, 3 October 2013

Susan Glaspell's novels Fidelity and Brook Evans are two of my favourite Persephone Books and I enjoyed her play Trifles when I saw it a couple of years ago, but how I wish I'd read this review before taking myself off to see her sprawling, achingly long play Springs Eternal. This was her last play, written in 1943 and never performed until now - some would say with good reason, and the most positive thing I can think to say about it is that as she never took it into rehearsals, it was never edited. It would have been very, very easy to walk out at the interval.

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