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Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921)

by Luigi Pirandello

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Six Characters in Search of an Author annoyed me so much at first! It's a hard play to grasp at the beginning, but it starts to make sense and it's a unique play with an odd dynamic. Pirandello did a great job with the writing, he obviously knew what he was going for and it came out clear in the ending. ( )
  wellreadcatlady | Oct 4, 2018 |
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  seattlebiblioteca | Jun 7, 2018 |
Once upon a time this must have been brilliant, but it was already old hat when I was in high school. That's a problem with most things "experimental".

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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
L'ho letto quando ero in seconda media e non ci capii niente. l'ho ripreso poi quando ho avuto gli strumenti necessari a capire questa affannosa ricerca! ( )
  cloentrelibros | Aug 23, 2016 |
"Six Characters" is a pivotal text in modernist studies, as well as theatre arts. But saying that does not communicate nearly enough the dynamism and brilliance of this text. Taking it apart on the levels of action, theme, and philosophy makes one's mind bubble with new insights into theatrical conventions, but what's more, the work forces you to ask yourself questions about issues of living, being, and essence. In addition to being a joyous read, it is wonderful to teach in a variety of contexts. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Luigi Pirandelloprimary authorall editionscalculated
Agrell, NilsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beunis, KarelCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Makosch, AnnikaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nord, MaxTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Storer, EdwardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When the audience arrives in the theater, the curtain is raised; and the stage, as normally in the daytime, is without wings or scenery and almost completely dark and empty.
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This 1921 intellectual comedy contrasts illusion with reality by introducing 6 individuals to a bare stage occupied by actors in rehearsal. Proclaiming themselves the incomplete creations of an author's imagination, the 6 demand dialog for the story of their lives. A classic dramatic exploration of the many faces of reality. Publisher's Note.

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Presents the classic play about literature and reality, first produced in 1921, in which six characters involved in their own family drama come to life at a theater in the midst of a rehearsal, insisting that the theatrical company complete their story.… (more)

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