Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Collected Plays : Six Characters in Search of an Author, All for the Best, Clothe the Naked, Limes from Sicily (Pirandello, Luigi//Collected Plays)” as Want to Read:
Collected Plays : Six Characters in Search of an Author, All for the Best, Clothe the Naked, Limes from Sicily (Pirandello, Luigi//Collected Plays)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Collected Plays : Six Characters in Search of an Author, All for the Best, Clothe the Naked, Limes from Sicily (Pirandello, Luigi//Collected Plays)

by
4.14  ·  Rating details ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews

This is the second volume of a collected edition of the plays of Luigi Pirandello, one of the major playwrights of the early 20th century. Six Characters in Search of an Author is Pirandello's best known work. The reality of the theater and the unreality of life cross over as the dramatist steps in and out of the framework of stage convention. In All for the Best the prin

...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 24th 1988 by Calder Publications
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Collected Plays , please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Collected Plays

Community Reviews

(showing 1-35)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Maurinejt
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5

I read this because I remember reading Six Characters in Search of an Author in college; it came up recently and I wanted to read it again. (Once I started, nothing was familiar. Had I ever read it? Or just wanted to?) The library had only a compilation so I decided to read all the plays.

I love character pieces and this gave me character in spades. The plots are actually the weakest part, these are character dramas that revolve around one central mystery. The plays unfold like a Sherlock Holm
...more
Keith
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: partial-read
Six Characters in Search of an Author **** – This is the play on which Pirandello’ reputation stands. It is, though, different than his other works that I’ve read. The play-outside-a-play/meta-theatre is groundbreaking. (Though not unheard of – see Knight of the Burning Pestle circa. 1607.)

Personally, I liked the idea of the play, but not the execution. The characters’ “play-outside-the-play” has too many elements of a sensational melodrama --it could have been more compelling and commented mor
...more
Rocco
rated it it was amazing
Jun 20, 2007
Lizzie
rated it really liked it
Jun 20, 2007
Victor
rated it it was amazing
Mar 04, 2018
Louis Praeste
rated it it was amazing
Jan 20, 2014
Rachel
rated it it was amazing
Sep 07, 2008
Katarina West
rated it really liked it
Oct 29, 2014
Alexis Alchorn
rated it it was ok
Aug 02, 2007
Rochelle
rated it it was amazing
Dec 15, 2013
Frocket
rated it really liked it
Dec 03, 2015
Claysim
rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2007
ebar
rated it liked it
Jul 31, 2012
susan
rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2007
Mark
added it
Nov 14, 2009
E
marked it as to-read
May 23, 2010
F. John
marked it as to-read
May 27, 2011
Jules
marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2012
Sirinya Khaminkaew
marked it as to-read
Jan 22, 2014
Andrea
added it
Aug 10, 2014
Darlene Reilley
marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2015
Maia
marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2015
Tim Heise
marked it as to-read
May 22, 2015
Dorotea
marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2015
Nesa
marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2015
Giulia
marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2016
Robert
marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2016
Klaudia Kowalik
marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2016
BookDB
marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2016
Sofia Savvaidou
marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2016
Joyce
marked it as to-read
Nov 20, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
596 followers
Luigi Pirandello (Italian: [luˈiːdʒi piranˈdɛllo]; Agrigento 28 June 1867 – Rome 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre. Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, ...more
More about Luigi Pirandello