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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An Enemy of the People
- 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.Read More
- 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.
- 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 theaters. Downloadable PDF availableRead More