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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Signet Classic
Publication date May 1, 1998
Pages 82
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451526885
ISBN-10 0451526880
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Original list price $5.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Exploring the absurdity and tragic isolation of human lives, the greatest of the Nobel Prize-winner's dramas, first performed in 1921, involves six family members who arrive at a theater and demand that it put on their life story. Reissue.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: No Marketing Blurb Student edition of Pirandello s classic drama in which the characters of a play that has not been written act out the key events of their lives in order to escape their mysterious situation Includes notes background to the play and discussion of various interpretations Luigi Pirandello achieved acclaim for plays such as Absolutely Perhaps and Six Characters in Search of an Author winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1934 He died in Rome in 1936 Student edition with notes of one of the most extraordinary plays of the twentieth century 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

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780929587622
 
With Robert Brustein | from Ivan R Dee (January 1, 1998)
9780929587622 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Robert Brusteins highly acclaimed adaptation of Pirandellos masterpiece, a study in illusion and reality which follows a group of characters who try to fashion their life stories into acceptable drama.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780451526885 Book cover for 9780486299921 Book cover for 9780929587585 Book cover for 9781420934571 Book cover for 9781438792620 Book cover for 9781854590893
 
With Edward Storer (other contributor) | from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2010)
9781420934571 | details & prices | 71 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.99
About: First performed in 1921 with Romans calling out 'Madhouse!
from Intl Business Pubns USA (September 9, 2009)
9781438792620 | details & prices | 150 pages | List price $59.95
About: Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934.
With Stephen Mulrine (other contributor) | from Nick Hern Books (June 1, 2003)
9781854590893 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $10.95
About: Much requested modern classic
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With Eric Bentley, Erice Bentley (other contributor) | from Signet Classic (May 1, 1998)
9780451526885 | details & prices | 82 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $5.95
About: 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
from Ivan R Dee (January 1, 1998)
9780929587585 | details & prices | 220 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $9.95
About: Robert Brustein's highly acclaimed adaptation of Pirandello's masterpiece, a study in illusion and reality which follows a group of characters who try to fashion their life stories into acceptable drama.
With Edward Storer | from Dover Pubns (July 11, 1997)
9780486299921 | details & prices | 52 pages | 5.25 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $2.50
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606209175 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $13.76
About: 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

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