Jack London's Plays
Though not known as a dramatist, London admired actors, invited them to his ranch, and often attended plays in Oakland and in San Francisco.
In this four-act play, Congressman Howard Knox is ready to reveal the corrupt practices of Anthony Starkweather, a wealthy industrialist. To complicate matters, Starkweather's daughter is helping Knox. The play's underlying anti-capitalist theme is also found in some of London's other works. The plot revolves around recovering documents that support Knox's revelations.
The Acorn-Planter:A California Forest Play (1916)
Meant to be perormed with music, the plot features the fictional Nishinam tribe and their eventual encounter with explorers. It depicts the interaction between these cultures and embodies London's ideas on war and its effect on the human race.
Daughters of the Rich: A One-Act Play (1915)
Published by Holmes Book in 1971.
Gold. (1972) With Herbert Herron, edited by James Sisson.
Published by Holmes Book in 1972, along with Sisson's discussion of London as a playwright. Not available online.
Scorn of Women (1906)
This three-act play takes place over a period of thirteen hours in 1897 in the Northwest Territory. It includes complete stage directions and wonderful characters like Freda Moloof, Captain and Mrs. Eppingwell, and the Indian dog-driver Sitka Charley.