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Six Characters in Search of an Author
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date July 11, 1997
Pages 52
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486299921
ISBN-10 0486299929
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Original list price $2.50
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
One of the major figures of modern theater, Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936) wrote dramas and satires that sparked controversy with their radical departures from conventional theatrical techniques. His most celebrated work, Six Characters in Search of an Author, embodies the Nobel Prize-winning playwright's innovations by presenting an open-ended drama on a stage without sets.
First performed in 1923, this intellectual comedy introduces six individuals to a stage where a company of actors has assembled for a rehearsal. Claiming to be the incomplete, unused creations of an author's imagination, they demand lines for a story that will explain the details of their lives. In ensuing scenes, these "real-life characters," all professing to be part of an extended family, produce a drama of sorts — punctuated by disagreements, interruptions, and arguments. In the end they are dismissed by the irate manager, their dilemma unsolved and the "truth" a matter of individual viewpoints.
A tour de force exploring the many faces of reality, this classic is now available in an inexpensive edition that will be welcomed by amateur theatrical groups as well as students of drama.


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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
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.
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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
About: One of the major figures of modern theater, Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936) wrote dramas and satires that sparked controversy with their radical departures from conventional theatrical techniques.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606209175
 
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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