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Pirandello : Six characters in search of an author

Author: Jennifer Lorch
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Plays in production.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since its explosive premiere in Rome in 1921, 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' has gained worldwide recognition. Pirandello incorporated details from the early performances into his revised text. Jennifer Lorch examines the two texts in the context of different theatrical traditions.
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Named Person: Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello; Luigi Pirandello
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Lorch
ISBN: 0521641519 9780521641517 0521646189 9780521646185
OCLC Number: 54852903
Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Six Characters in Search of an Author --
the Play (1921) --
2. The first production: Teatro Valle, Rome, 9 May 1921, directed by Dario Niccodemi --
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 (1936-1993) --
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: Michael Grüber and Anatoli Vasiliev --
12. A brief look at Six Characters in other media.
Series Title: Plays in production.
Responsibility: Jennifer Lorch.
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A study of the history of performances of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author.  Read more...

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'Jennifer Lorch's splendid book, which recounts both Pirandello's own rewriting and the readings of the play made by directors in succeeding decades, is boldly dynamic in scope and intention, and Read more...

 
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