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Author Lorch, Jennifer.

Title Pirandello : Six characters in search of an author / Jennifer Lorch
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005


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Description xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Plays in production
Plays in production.
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. Pitoeff'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 : Klaus Michael Gruber and Anatoli Vasiliev -- 12. A brief look at Six characters in other media
Summary "Since its explosive premiere in Rome in 1921, Six Characters in Search of an Author has gained worldwide recognition. Pirandello's challenge to the very notion of stage representation was taken up by the leading directors of the time. The playwright incorporated details from the early performances into his revised text, which he directed himself in 1925. Jennifer Lorch examines the two texts in the context of different theatrical traditions and traces Pirandello's growing awareness of the development of advanced theatrical facilities outside Italy. She also offers an analysis of selected productions of the play in Italy, England, France, the USA, Germany and Russia in both commercial and avant-garde theatres. This comprehensive study includes a production chronology, bibliography and illustrations from major productions."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-246) and index
Subject Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936. Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore
Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936 -- Dramatic production.
Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936 -- Stage history.
LC no. 2004045817
ISBN 0521641519
0521646189 paperback