Six Characters In Search Of An Author

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A new version of one of the most influential plays of the 20th century

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 and his company of actors listen as the characters begin to describe ...

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Overview

A new version of one of the most influential plays of the 20th century

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 and his company of actors listen as the characters begin to describe and argue over the key events of their livesÂ…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?

Six Characters Looking for an Author premiered at the Young Vic Theatre, London, in February 2000.

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The 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: 9780413768100
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 2/8/2001
  • Series: Modern Plays Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,480,835
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Pirandello, born in Sicily in 1867, was a well-known novelist and critic before he achieved internat ional recognition as a playwright. His plays include "The Rules of the Game", "Henry IV" and "The Ma n 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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  • Posted October 17, 2009

    BRAVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    Luigi Pirandello oggi e il più grande drammaturgo italiano del suo tempo. "Sei Personaggi in cerca d'auttore" esprime l'idea che presentendo le questioni in teatro che il pubblico potesse identificarsi con il teatro diventa piu intellettuale in rispetto con i drammi che semplicemente dare fiction. Ad esempio i personaggi della sua commedia, Pirandello esprime su problemi sociali come il suicidio, la morte, povero e la povertà, il divorzio e la sofferenza che la gente hanno visto attorno al suo giorno e, come abbiamo visto è stato un sacco di esso.

    Pirandello ha avuto successo perché lui ha fatto quello che pensavo è giusto, e fare che aveva qualcosa per aiutare nel modo giusto.

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