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Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello
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Feb 22, 12

Read on February 22, 2012

While I imagine that this play probably scandalized a 1920s audience, I wasn't that impressed. I think it was probably really innovative and metadramatic for its time, but the gimmick doesn't completely make the entertainment for me. While I was reading it, I couldn't stop thinking about that Jeff Daniels movie, The Purple Rose of Cairo, where a movie character comes out of the screen, interacts with the 'real world,' and literally meets the actor that portrayed him. I think the film might have borrowed ideas from this play, but it did so with more entertainment value and with more dramatic success. Just my opinion.

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