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Pirandello:Six Characters in Search of an Author

Pirandello:Six Characters in Search of an Author

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  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521646185

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  • Since its premiere in Rome in 1921, Six Characters in Search of an Author has gained worldwide recognition. Pirandello's challenge to stage representation was taken up by leading directors and changed theater's perception of itself. Jennifer Lorch examines the play's impact through close analysis of individual productions in the context of theater history and practice. Her book includes a chronology of the most important productions, a bibliography and illustrations from major productions.

    • An analysis of key productions of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author
    • Focuses on detailed comparative study of the 1921 and 1925 texts in performance
    • Illustrated with 12 photographs of major productions, some of which are published here for the first time
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The carefully researched and well-written volume is the result of years of research conducted in international libraries and collections as well as through interviews and is a masterful achievement. Professor Lorch's attention to detail, her theatrical acumen and her grasp of significant moments in the history of the play and its importance to the international dramatic canon are everywhere in evidence in the book." - Jana O'Keefe Bazzoni, Baruch College, The Pirandello Society of America

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521646185
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Play
    2. The first production (1921)
    3. Two early productions in London and New York (1922)
    4. Pitoëff's production in Paris (1923)
    5. Reinhardt's production in Berlin (1924)
    6. Pirandello's production of the 1925 text (1925)
    7. Six Characters on the Italian stage (1936–93)
    8. Two English productions (1929 and 1963)
    9. Becoming part of national theatre in France and England
    10. Making Six Characters accessible: Robert Brustein and Richard Jones
    11. Pushing at the frontiers of theatre: Grüber and Vasiliev
    12. A brief look at Six Characters in other media
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  • Author

    Jennifer Lorch, University of Warwick

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