Kjeld Abell (born August 25, 1901 in Ribe , † March 5, 1961 in Copenhagen ) was a Danish writer , set designer and social critic . He is considered one of the most important Danish playwrights in the 20th century .
Abell first studied political science , but then began a career as a set designer in Paris . Here he began to write plays himself and developed into Denmark's most idiosyncratic theater man, who used the full range of stage technology to create new impressive scene effects, such as in Daga paa en Sky (1947; "Days on a Cloud") and Skriget (1961; "The Scream").
He is buried in the Assistens Cemetery in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen.
His best-known pieces, which also became known outside of his homeland, include Melodies from blev væk (1935, “The Lost Melody”) and Anna Sophie Hedvig (1939), which defends the use of violence as a means against tyranny .
- Millionærdrengen , 1936
- Tak fordi du kom, Nick , 1941
- Rain holds op , 1942
- Ta 'briller på , 1942
- Melodies of blev væk , 1935.
- Eva aftjener sin Barnepligt , 1936.
- Anna Sophie Hedvig , 1939.
- Judith , 1940.
- Dyveke , 1940.
- Dronning gaar igen , 1943.
- Silkeborg , 1946.
- Dage paa en sky , 1947.
- Ejendommen Matr.Nr. 267, Østre Kvarter , 1948.
- Miss Plinckby's cabal , 1949.
- Vetsera blomstrer ikke for enhver , 1950.
- Den blå Beijingese , 1954.
- Andersen eller Hans Livs Eventyr , 1955.
- Camellia ladies , 1959.
- Skriget , 1961.
- Paraplyernes oprør , children's book, 1937.
- Teaterstrejf i paaskevejr , theater essays , 1948.
- Fodnoter i støvet , travel description, 1951.
- De tre fra Minikoi , novel, 1955.
- Synskhedens gave, Essays, 1962
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Danish playwright|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 25, 1901|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ribe|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 5, 1961|
|Place of death||Copenhagen|