Six Characters in Search of an Author (Student Editions) (Paperback)
Six people arrive in a theatre during rehearsals for a play. But they
are not ordinary people. They are the characters of a play that has not
yet been written. Trapped inside a traumatic event from which they long
to escape, they desperately need a writer to complete their story and
release them. Intrigued by their situation, the director invites them
to act out the key events of their lives ...
of the most extraordinary and mysterious plays of the 20th century, Six
Characters speaks directly to an age of uncertainty: where do we come
from, where are we going, how do we become what we want to be?
About the Author
Pirandello, born in Sicily in 1867, was a well-known novelist andcritic before he achieved international recognition as a playwright.His plays include The Rules of the Game, Six Characters, Henry IV and The Man with the Flower in his Mouth. He was awarded a Nobel Prize forLiterature in 1934 and died in Rome in 1936.