Preview Trifles is a one-act play written by Susan Glaspell, a world renowned playwright and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Alison's House (1930). Trifles tells the story of a murder. As you will discover, the "trifles" mentioned in its title are not of trifling stature. In reading the play, you will probably find yourself imagining what you might see on stage if you were in a theater. In the previous week, you were asked to read the play for enjoyment and answer QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY (PART 1) to obtain general information from the play. This week, QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY (PART 2) will require you to answer the questions from the gender perspective. Thus, you need to focus on gender-based differences in the way the characters reveal and are involved in the case.