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date: 21 November 2019

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This essay examines the influence of the Provincetown Players on American culture. It explains that the Provincetown Players is a pioneering group that helped launch the “little theater” and experimental theater movements in the United States and that produced about one hundred original works in a span of eight years that engaged with the newest aesthetic trends, notably realism and modernism. This essay analyzes the works of some of the most notable playwrights associated with this group, including Eugene O’Neill, Susan Glaspell, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Keywords: Provincetown Players, American culture, little theater, experimental theater, Eugene O’Neill, Susan Glaspell, Edna St. Vincent Millay

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