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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413772688
ISBN-10: 0413772683
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Luigi Pirandello

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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