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Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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New translation of Pirandello's most famous play, along with >Henry IV< and >It Is If You Think It Is So<.

Synopsis:

A collection of new translations of Pirandello's plays. Included are: "Six Characters in Search of an Author", "Henry IV" and "It Is So If You Think It Is".

About the Author

Luigi Pirandello was born of rich, middle-class parents in Girgenti (Agrigento), Sicily, on 28 June 1867. As a young man he studied at the Universities of Palermo, Rome, and Bonn, where he gained his doctorate in 1891. His first published work, Mal giocondo (1889), was a collection of poems. It was followed by other volumes of poems, critical essays, novels, short stories, and over forty plays. In 1894 he married Antoinetta Portulano, the daughter of his father's business associate. Financial disaster and a severe illness brought on by the birth of their third child drove his wife to a hysterical form of insanity. Only in 1918, when her presence in the family constituted a real threat to their daughter's safety did Pirandello agree to have his wife committed to an asylum. The enormous emotional strain he felt at this time is reflected in the intense pessimism found in his work. Pirandello's first real success in the theatre came about in 1921 when Six Characters in Search of an Author was performed. Henry IV followed the next year and confirmed his position as a playwright. In the following years Pirandello travelled abroad extensively. He embarked on a career as a producer and in 1925 founded his Art Theatre in Rome. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 and died in Rome on 10 December 1936.

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Table of Contents

Six characters in search of an author — Henry IV — So it is (if you think so).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140189223
Other:
Pirandello, Luigi
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Musa, Mark
Author:
Pirandello, Luigi
Author:
Musa, Mark
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Pirandello, Luigi
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Pirandello, Luigi - Translations into English
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Series Volume:
27
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.78x5.05x.55 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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