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Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello
Book DescriptionA 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 lives...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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413768100
(198mm x 129mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Luigi Pirandello
Three Plays, Paperback (April 2014)
Pirandello is a seminal figure in modern drama. This is the only one-volume edition of his two most famous plays, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV, and his last unfinished masterpiece The Mountain Giants, in lively and performable new translations that remain faithful to the letter and spirit of the originals.
Liola, Paperback (August 2013)
A funny and touching new version of Pirandello's high-spirited drama, set at the heart of a rural community where property and family unleash fierce passions.
Plays, Paperback (April 2011)
Preoccupied with the nature of truth and delusion, and treading danger- ously on the borderline between sanity and madness, Pirandello's plays are a daring exploration of human actions and the dark motives lying behind them, and the culmination of the naturalistic school of theatre inaugurated by authors such as Ibsen and Chekhov.
Late Mattia Pascal, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Luigi Pirandello
Pascal, a landowner fallen on hard times and trapped in a miserable marriage, runs away and wins money at the gaming tables. Meanwhile a body has been found in the millrace of his village and it is assumed that Pascal has killed himself.
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Author Biography - Luigi Pirandello
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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