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Six Characters in Search of an Author (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – July 11, 1997
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Play in three acts by Luigi Pirandello, produced and published in Italian in 1921 as Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore. Introducing Pirandello's device of the "theater within the theater," the play explores various levels of illusion and reality. It had a great impact on later playwrights, particularly such practitioners of the Theater of the Absurd as Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Jean Genet, as well as Jean Anouilh and Jean-Paul Sartre. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian
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A family arrives at a theatre requiring actors and an author to adequately tell their despondent story and Pirandello shows art v commerce as the family, emotionally driven by truth, trying to find satisfaction in having their told by commercially driven creators and ego driven actors. The dramatic conclusion is made more powerful by the reaction of the theatre company.
As a choice for production, this is in public domain, settings are minimal yet creative, a plentiful cast and two "intermissions" that allow audience to stretch and reflect in conjunction with continued action of the play during which the actors continue living, just off stage for ten to fifteen minutes; the two intervals are part of the action. The play can be set in the original period or adjusted to be set today with lap-tops and iPhones. Requiring age ranges of 5 to 60, student actors work just as well.
Conversely, this is also a great read and is moving and funny as so; it feeds needs even if you've no intention of mounting a production.