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ID
a55
Title
The Spider Love: A Play in Three Acts.
Genre
Play
Page Count
141
Publication Year
1946
Document Types
Unexamined Writings
Unpublished Writings

In World in Ripeness (120), Bates writes that he followed his play Day of Glory "with a dark, Ibsen-like piece called The Spider Love...but its demands on actors are incontestably formidable and it is probably for this reason that it has never been performed." Eads (61), examining a "carbon copy in possession of the author's son, Richard Bates," describes the typescript as 141 pages stapled with plain brown paper covers.