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|Title: 6 Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays|
By: Luigi Pirandello
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 8.12 X 5.12 (inches)
|Weight: 6 ounces|
Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Stock No: WW89220
A Penguin Classic
Pirandello is brilliantly innovatory in his forms and themes, and in the combined energy, imagination and visual colours of his theatre. This volume of plays, translated from the Italian by Mark Musa, opens with Six Characters in Search of an Author, in which six characters invade the stage and demand to be included in the play. The tragedy Henry IV dramatizes the lucid madness of a man who may be King. In So It Is (If You Think So), the townspeople exercise a morbid curiosity attempting to discover "the truth" about the Ponza family. Each of these plays can lay claim to being Pirandellos masterpiece, and in exploring the nature of human personality, each one stretches the resources of drama to their limits.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Mark Musa (19342014) was a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa authored a highly acclaimed translation of Dantes Divine Comedy.
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