Six Characters in Search of an Author

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Overview

Six people arrive in a theatre during rehearsals for a play. But they are not ordinary people. They are the characters of a play that has not yet been written. Trapped inside a traumatic event from which they long to escape, they desperately need a writer to complete their story and release them. Intrigued by their situation, the director invites them to act out the key events of their lives

Pirandello's best-known play and one of the most extraordinary and mysterious plays of the 20th century, Six Characters speaks directly to an age of uncertainty: where do we come from, where are we going, how do we become what we want to be?

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New York Times
Ingenious...a striking re-imagining of Six Characters that heightens the play's theatricality even as it grounds it in the mundane.... It keeps faith with Pirandello's case for the peculiarly irresistible power of illusion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413772688
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/4/2004
  • Series: Student Editions Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author


Pirandello, born in Sicily in 1867, was a well-known novelist and critic before he achieved international recognition as a playwright.
His plays include The Rules of the Game, Six Characters, Henry IV and The Man with the Flower in his Mouth. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 and died in Rome in 1936.
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