Go to Home Page of Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online












“Edgar, Ellen, and Poe”

yellow bar


















portrait


Kleiman, Sheilah (American playwright, 1943-____), “Edgar, Ellen, and Poe,”

a 10-minute satirical comedy in English, set in Boston, 1890s,

2m1f (+ parrot played by either gender)

;  •  © 1996 by Sheilah Kleiman; • in Sheilah Kleiman's Edgar, Ellen, and Poe (Owings Mills, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Author, 1996); • script/rights available from Sheilah Kleiman, sheilah.kleiman3@verizon.net.

  §  Dramatis Personae Allan (m), 20s, an author; Edgar (m), 20s, Allen’s best friend; Ellen (f), 50s, a character in Allan’s story; Poe (m or f), 100s, Allan’s pet parrot.

  §  Synopsis “Allan is a terrible writer of horror stories, Edgar, his best friend, is jealous and believes he can write better stories, Ellen, the character in Allan’s story writes herself a new life and Poe rewrites the ending to suit himself.”—Playwrights Forum, http://users.erols.com/pforum/oneact.html, accessed July 9, 2001.

  §  Comment Public reading at Montgomery Playhouse, Maryland, U.S.A. (1996).

  §  Themes character as character, horror, Poe (Edgar Allan Poe, American short story writer, poet, critic, 1809-1849), horror, satire, short story, spoof, talent.

See also Sheilah Kleiman’s:


 

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

Page mounted March 14, 2002, and updated April 26, May 8, 9, November 12, 2002, February 17, 2003, August 1, October 15, 16, 17, 2005, by the Webmaster.

return arrow

There is a there there with a correct click.

Quick Connections to Major Sections of This Guide

Preliminaries
| Home Page | Contents | Acknowledgments |
| Foreword | Preface | Introduction |

Body
| Author Index | Cast Size/Gender Index | Title Index | Glossary of Genres | Bibliography for Playwrights | Playbills by Themes |
| Eighty Script Analyses (in Print Volume) | Source Directory for Scripts |

Sundries
| Visits Counter | Success Stories |
| Form for Submitting New Citation | Ordering 1/2/3/4 for the Show |
| Present Web Links | Adding Web Links |
| Guest Book | Disclaimer | General Bibliography |
| About the Author |

Quick Connections to Cast Size/Gender Menus

1 Actor
| One-Male Plays | One-Female Plays |

2 Actors
| One-Male-One-Female Plays | Two-Male Plays | Two-Female Plays |

3 Actors
| One-Male-Two-Female Plays | Two-Male-One-Female Plays | Three-Male Plays |
| Three-Female Plays |

4 Actors
| One-Male-Three-Female Plays | Two-Male-Two-Female Plays |
| Three-Male-One-Female Plays | Four-Male Plays | Four-Female Plays |

yellow beads

Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online

complements



the more-extensive print volumes

1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays

Vols. 1 and 2

(Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.; Folkestone, Kent, U.K.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, 1999)

vol. 1 [1995] ISBN 0810829851, vol. 2 [1999] ISBN 0810836009

Scarecrow Press, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland 20706, U.S.A.

telephone 800-462-6420 or 301-459-3366, fax 800-338-4550

Scarecrow Press, 4 Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2DN, England



yellow beads

Both volumes of this guidebook are available in 2-3 days from

ScarecrowPress.com
Amazon.com
BarnesandNoble.com
Borders.com