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