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Six Characters in Search of an Author
By: Luigi Pirandello
Pages: 64
Published: 1921
Genre(s): Plays
Drama
Italy
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1934)
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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...

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I'm not a fan.

Jan 5th, 2018

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Not awful, but not amazing either. I found myself hooked at certain points of the play but the ending was rather sudden and I'm not sure the overall rejection of realism is to my taste. I'm glad I tried it though and it certainly did make me think at times.

Mar 9th, 2014

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Jul 30th, 2013

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