Six Characters In Search of an Author

Six Characters In Search of an Author

by Luigi Pirandello

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Six Characters in Search of an Author is a 1921 Italian play by Luigi Pirandello, first performed in that year. An absurdist metatheatrical play about the relationship between authors, their characters, and theatre practitioners, it premiered at the Teatro Valle in Rome to a mixed reception, with shouts from the audience of "Manicomio!" and "Incommensurabile!", a reference to the play's illogical progression. Reception improved at subsequent performances, especially after Pirandello provided for the play's third edition, published in 1925, a foreword clarifying its structure and ideas. The play had its American premiere in 1922 on Broadway at the Princess Theatre, and was performed for over a year off-Broadway at the Martinique Theatre beginning in 1963.


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ISBN-13: 9781501400131
Publisher: Jester House Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Series: Six Characters In Search of an Author
Sold by: PUBLISHDRIVE KFT
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 908,726
File size: 126 KB

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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.