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Three Plays : Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, the Mountain Giants - Luigi Pirandello

Three Plays

Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, the Mountain Giants

Paperback Published: 1st May 2014
ISBN: 9780199641192
Number Of Pages: 256

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SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR * HENRY IV * THE MOUNTAIN GIANTS

Pirandello ranks with Strindberg, Brecht, and Beckett as a seminal figure in modern drama. Innovative and influential, he broke decisively with the conventions of realist theatre to foreground the tensions between art and reality. In his best known play, six characters, imagined but then abandoned by their author, intrude on the rehearsals of a provincial theatre company in an attempt to play out their family drama. In the brilliant Henry IV, a young man believes himself to be the Holy Roman Emperor; attempts to cure him of his delusion have disastrous consequences.The Mountain Giants is Pirandello's last, unfinished masterpiece, in which he moves towards the mythical, and make-believe and real life once more become entangled. The play reflects its author's growing anxiety about the function of art under a fascist regime.

This new edition includes Pirandello's important Preface to Six Characters, an essential critical document for understanding the play that made him famous. Anthony Mortimer's lively and performable translations remain scrupulously faithful to the letter and spirit of the originals.

Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography Chronology SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR HENRY IV THE MOUNTAIN GIANTS Appendix: Preface to Six Characters in Search of an Author Explanatory Notes

ISBN: 9780199641192
ISBN-10: 0199641196
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 14.5  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.18

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