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Six Characters in Search of an Author.

by Luigi Pirandello

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London, UK Heinemann Educational , 1954. Paperback First Edition Thus [1954], Fifth Printing [1965]. GSparse, scattered UNDERLINING IN INK. Else, Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: slight wave to the text block, probably due to careless stacking; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers. the binding is square and secure. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A sturdy reading copy. 12mo. (7.25 x 4.9 x 0.25 inches). x, 70 pages. Translated and Introduced by Frederick May. Weight: 3.1 ounces. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Language: English. Drama Library Series. First Edition Thus [1954], Fifth Printing [1965]. Trade Paperback.

Six Characters in Search of an Author (Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore) is the most famous and celebrated play by the Italian writer Luigi Pirandello. The play is a satirical tragicomedy. It was first performed in 1921 at the Teatro Valle in Rome, to a very mixed reception, with shouts from the audience of "Manicomio!" ("Madhouse!"). Subsequently the play enjoyed a much better reception.




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