Six Characters in Search of an Author (NHB Modern Plays): Headlong Version

Six Characters in Search of an Author (NHB Modern Plays): Headlong Version

by Luigi Pirandello, Rupert Goold, Ben Power

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Overview

Pirandello's classic play updated for the twenty-first century.

Blurring the border between fiction and life, between the stage and the world outside, Six Characters in Search of an Author exploded onto the stage in 1921 as one of the unique achievements of twentieth-century drama.

Updated and recontextualised in this vertiginous new version, it becomes a dark parable for a media-obsessed age and an exhilarating exploration of how we define art, ourselves and 'reality' in the twenty-first century.

'exhilarating... stunning' - The Times

'madly ingenious... gives a remarkable new lease of life to Pirandello's seminal play' - Independent

'brilliantly inventive... gets to the heart of Pirandello's meaning while making the old play seem fresh to a modern audience' - Daily Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780014159
Publisher: Hern, Nick Books
Publication date: 11/13/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

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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.