Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author

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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ISBN-13: 9780486111988
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 04/25/2012
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,084,217
File size: 570 KB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.

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Six Characters in Search of an Author 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
391 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Six Characters in Search of an Author was moderately interesting, but horribly didactic. For its time and context is is incredible, but I don't think it holds up as well today.
clong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A seminal work in modern drama, and generally regarded as Pirandello's masterpiece, Six Characters is more thought provoking than entertaining (although I've never seen a live performance, and I imagine it works pretty well on stage). All of Pirandello's plays explore the conflict between appearance and reality, and Six Characters adds an additional dimension by separating the "characters" from their author's concept (almost like a platonic "ideal" that is only vaguely understood by the author who puts the role on paper).
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ARDI-XH More than 1 year ago
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.