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Six Characters in Search of an Author : Signet Classics - Luigi Pirandello

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Signet Classics

Paperback Published: 1st May 1998
ISBN: 9780451526885
Number Of Pages: 10
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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 his 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.
 
This Signet Classic edition includes an introduction by Eric Bentley, the widely acclaimed writer, translator, and international theater authority.

Luigi Pirandello 1867-1936p. v
Plotp. xiv
Commentary
The evolution from realismp. xxiii
The poetics of Pirandellismp. xxxiii
Humour, cruelty and compassionp. xlvii
Characters and characterisationp. lvii
Writing and performance historyp. lxix
Further Readingp. lxxxi
Translator's Notep. lxxxiv
Six Characters in Search of an Authorp. 1
Notesp. 77
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ISBN: 9780451526885
ISBN-10: 0451526880
Series: Signet Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 10
Published: 1st May 1998
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.06
Edition Number: 1