Verge, The by Susan Glaspell (1876 - 1948)

Delen
 

Fetch error

Hmmm there seems to be a problem fetching this series right now. Last successful fetch was on February 14, 2021 02:06 (3M ago)

What now? This series will be checked again in the next day. If you believe it should be working, please verify the publisher's feed link below is valid and includes actual episode links. You can contact support to request the feed be immediately fetched.

Manage series 77792
Van LibriVox, ontdekt door Player FM en onze gemeenschap - copyright toebehorend aan de uitgever, niet aan Player FM. Audio wordt direct van hun servers gestreamd. Klik de abonneren-knop aan om updates op Player FM te volgen of plak de feed URL op andere podcast apps.
This play is Glaspell’s recognition of the way in which Victorian society left some women feeling trapped in roles for which they were unsuited. Because of the play’s non-realistic speech patterns and expressionistic elements, it was dismissed by most critics as being muddled and confusing. It has recently been ‘‘rediscovered’’ by feminist theorists, however, who see the work as an important contribution to theatre history. In 1921 when this play was first produced, women were still expected to stay at home and be dutiful wives and mothers. Many women began to voice dissatisfaction with their lack of opportunities and tried to change the situation. Thus, the feminist movement began to take hold. Other women rebelled by retreating into despondency, depression and, sometimes, madness. The Verge also reflects the fascination with Freudian theory that was sweeping the United States at the time. Freud had delivered his first U.S. lectures in 1909, and his theories of psychoanalysis and dream interpretation were widely discussed in many popular publications of the day. (Summary by by Michele Eaton)CastAnthony: Algy PugHarry Archer: tovarischHattie: Victoria PClaire: Michele EatonRichard Demming: balaTom Edgeworthy: Chuck WilliamsonElizabeth: Elizabeth KlettAdelaide: Amanda FridayDr. Emmons: Sarah ParshallNarrator: Tricia GAudio edited by Michele Eaton

3 afleveringen