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Six people arrive in a theatre during rehearsals for a play. But they
are not ordinary people. They are the characters of a play that has not
yet been written. Trapped inside a traumatic event from which they long
to escape, they desperately need a writer to complete their story and
release them. Intrigued by their situation, the director invites them
to act out the key events of their lives
Pirandello's best-known play and one
of the most extraordinary and mysterious plays of the 20th century, Six
Characters speaks directly to an age of uncertainty: where do we come
from, where are we going, how do we become what we want to be?
Six people arrive in a theatre during rehearsals for a play. But they are not ordinary people, they are characters from an unwritten play. Trapped inside a traumatic event from which they long to escape, the director invites them to act out the key events of their lives.
Student edition with notes, of one of the most extraordinary plays of the twentieth century.
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.
About the Author
Pirandello, born in Sicily in 1867, was a well-known novelist and
critic before he achieved international recognition as a playwright.
His plays include The Rules of the Game, Six Characters, Henry IV and The Man with the Flower in his Mouth. He was awarded a Nobel Prize for
Literature in 1934 and died in Rome in 1936.
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