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Pirandello:<I>Six Characters in Search of an Author</I>
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  • 12 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 272 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.46 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 852/.912
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: PQ4835.I7 S4348 2005
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Pirandello, Luigi,--1867-1936.--Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore
    • Pirandello, Luigi,--1867-1936--Dramatic production
    • Pirandello, Luigi,--1867-1936--Stage history

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521641517 | ISBN-10: 0521641519)




CONTENTS




List of illustrations page ix
General preface xi
Acknowledgements xii
 
  Introduction 1
1   Six Characters in Search of an Author – the play (1921) 15
2   The first production: Teatro Valle, Rome, 9 May 1921, directed by Dario Niccodemi 31
3   Two early productions in London and New York (1922) 44
4   Pitoëff’s production in Paris (1923) 54
5   Reinhardt’s production in Berlin (1924) 68
6   Pirandello’s production of the 1925 text (1925) 79
7   Six Characters on the Italian stage (1936–1993) 93
8   Two English productions (1929 and 1963) 124
9   Becoming part of national theatre in France and England 135
10   Making Six Characters accessible: Robert Brustein and Richard Jones 155
11   Pushing at the frontiers of theatre: Klaus Michael Grüber and Anatoli Vasiliev 170
12   A brief look at Six Characters in other media 195
  Conclusion 199
  Select production chronology 204
  Notes 210
  Select bibliography 239
  Index 247

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