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Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921)

by Luigi Pirandello

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Actors in rehearsal are replaced by six strangers who appear mysteriously and who convince the director their story is more interesting than the play in rehearsal.

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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 |
Italian Edition
  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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