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David H. Klein

David H. Klein was a writer, perennial student, and professor of English. A specialist in the Classics, he enjoyed translating and adapting works that he loved for the stage from Katherine Mansfield to James Joyce.

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  • Play Script An Evening With Joyce's Women Cover Image

    An Evening With Joyce’s Women

    by David H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 3 Males 4 Females Max 12 Min 4

    Community, Flexible Casting, Fundraiser, High School, Middle School

    A trilogy of one-act plays, An Evening With Joyce’s Women allows us to enter the lives of three women from Dubliners by James Joyce. The frustrations, fantasies, and follies of Irish women who are also victims and victimizers of their mates and their society come to life in this trilogy of The Boarding House,  Eveline and The Dead.

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    $9.95$90.00
  • An Enemy of the People

    by David H. Klein
    • 100 minutes
    • 8 Males 4 Females Max 15+ Min 12 (Doubling Possible)

    Community, environmental satire, Flexible Casting

    Cut but uncensored! This full-length, 90-minute version of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People by Jean Klein is faithful to the original text which savages corrupt institutions, greedy businessmen, arrogant politicians, and our disdain for protecting the environment. This large-cast play can be performed with 10+ actors and plays well for high school, colleges, universities, community and professional theaters.

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    $11.00$95.00
  • Play Script Cover - The Dead - One- Act Play

    The Dead

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male. 4 Females

    A one-act play adapted from James Joyce’s “Dubliners” by David Klein. During an annual Christmas celebration, Gabriel Conroy must cope with his doddering aunts, discover the true nature of his relationship with his wife. Gretta and confront his own academic pedantry.  Somewhat condescending toward the provincialism of his friends, family, and even his own wife, he retires for the night only to discover that she has lived–and lives–a fuller, more vibrant existence than he could have previously imagined.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Eveline by James Joyce adapted by David Klein Cover Image

    Eveline

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 3 Males, 1 Female

    A one-act play by David. H. Klein, “Eveline” adapts the story from Dubliners by James Joyce. Eveline is a  young woman trapped by society and manipulated by her father and brother. Like too many women everywhere, she believes her higher purpose is in service to her family, a belief her father and brother foster–until she meets Frank! Perfect for high schools, colleges and universities, women’s groups, and community theatersDownloadable PDF available

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    $7.95$50.00
  • The Boarding House - Adapted from James Joyce

    The Boarding House

    by David H. Klein
    • 40 Minutes
    • 1 Male, 3 Females

    Colleges, Community, Fundraiser, High School

    A one-act play, The Boarding House is a dramatic satire, by David.H. Klein, of the story by James Joyce. Mrs. Mooney, the owner of a boarding house of questionable reputation, uses the wiles of her daughter Polly and the power of the Church to snare one of her more respectable boarders as her potential son-in-law.

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    $7.95$50.00

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