All The Drama: “Alison’s House” by Susan Glaspell, 1931 Pulitzer Prize Winner


All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: “Alison’s House”
1931 Pulitzer winner “Alison’s House”, by Susan Glaspell

Susan Glaspell Wikipedia page

About Susan Glaspell – The International Susan Glaspell Society (

Alison’s House Wikipedia page

Alison’s House script

“Susan Glaspell in Context: American Theater, Culture, and Politics, 1915-48” by J. Ellen Gainor

“Susan Glaspell: Her Life and Times” by Linda Ben-Zvi

Metropolitan Playhouse Review by Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

New York Times Obituary

“Who Is Susan Glaspell?” The New York Times, May 25, 1918

Time Magazine Review of original production,33009,752665,00.html

“Winner” by James Thurber, The New Yorker, May 29, 1931

“PULITZER LAURELS; “Alison’s House” as the Most Unsatisfactory Dramatic Award Made During the Past Few Years” by J. Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times

“A Small-Scale Masterpiece In Susan Glaspell’s Novel; In “Brook Evans,” She Writes a Compassionate Story Of the Human Values of Idealism” by John R. Chamberlain, The New York Times, July 1, 1928

Review of London’s Orange Tree Theatre production by John Thaxter, Oct. 12, 2009

Review of “Springs Eternal” by London’s Orange Tree Theatre by Nick Smurthwaite Sept. 16, 2013

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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