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Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) [Play]
by Luigi Pirandello Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Winner of the Nobel Prize in 1934, Luigi Pirandello was one of the most original and powerful dramatists of his time--the playwright par excellence of the conflict between illusion and reality. His plays dramatize with force and eloquence the loneliness and isolation of the individual both from society and from himself.

In Six Characters in Search of an Author, his greatest work, these themes are played out with characteristic brilliance. First performed in 1921, the play concerns six living characters--family members embroiled in their own human drama--who come to a theater and demand that the manager and actors stage their life story. Filled with both humor and despair, Six Characters in Search of an Author is Pirandello's most extraordinary achievement--as it explores the fundamentally absurd and tragic nature of the human condition.

Original title: Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore
Original languages: Italian

Quotes:

Genre: Drama and PlaysComedyBlack Comedy
Drama and PlaysExperimental & Absurd

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Naked Masks (1952) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Luigi Pirandello

Edition #1: Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author (1970)
Edition Details:

Translation first published in Pirandello's Major Plays, Northwestern University Press, 1970.

Language: English

Translated by: Eric Bentley
Introduction by: Eric Bentley
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Six Characters in Search of an Author (May 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: New American Library
ISBN: 9780451526885
Dimensions: 4 x 6.7 x 0.3 in
Pages: 82

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