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Six Characters in Search of an Author
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Digireads.Com
Publication date January 30, 2010
Pages 71
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781420934571
ISBN-10 1420934570
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $4.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: First performed in 1921 with Romans calling out 'Madhouse!' from the audience, "Six Characters in Search of an Author" has remained the most famous and innovative of Pirandello's plays. Often labeled a satirical tragicomedy, this play initiated the anti-illusionism movement of the early twentieth century, rejecting realism in favor of a more symbolic, dreamlike quality. When an acting company's rehearsal is interrupted by six family members who wish their life story to be enacted, the result is a masterpiece in the exploration of the nature of human personality. Both popular and controversial, this play blurred the lines of reality and illusion in unpredictable ways, ultimately influencing later playwrights like Beckett and Sartre with its bizarre blending of theatrical qualities. Such is the eloquence and depth of Pirandello's body of work that he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1934, just two years before his death, an honor worthy of a playwright whose plays had a subtle if profound impact on much of the theatre that would follow.

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Hardcover
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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
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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
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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