Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author

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by Luigi Pirandello
     
 

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This 1921 intellectual comedy contrasts illusion with reality by introducing six individuals to a bare stage occupied by actors in rehearsal. Proclaiming themselves the incomplete creations of an author's imagination, the six demand dialog for the story of their lives. A classic dramatic exploration of the many faces of reality.

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This 1921 intellectual comedy contrasts illusion with reality by introducing six individuals to a bare stage occupied by actors in rehearsal. Proclaiming themselves the incomplete creations of an author's imagination, the six demand dialog for the story of their lives. A classic dramatic exploration of the many faces of reality.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854595317
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)

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Pirandello, born in Sicily in 1867, was a well-known novelist andcritic 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 forLiterature in 1934 and died in Rome in 1936.

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