Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Luigi  Pirandello Luigi Pirandello


Six Characters in Search of an Author is an Italian play by Luigi Pirandello, written and first performed in 1921. It is an absurdist metatheatrical play about the relationship among authors, their characters, and theatre practitioners. It was premiered at the Teatro Valle in Rome to a mixed reception, with shouts from the audience of "Madhouse!"...More

Luigi Pirandello (Italian: [luˈiːdʒi piranˈdɛllo]; 28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet, and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays.[1] He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre."[2] Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd.

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