Pirandello


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 (pîr′ən-dĕl′ō, pē′rän-dĕl′lō), Luigi 1867-1936.
Italian writer best known for his play Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921). Pirandello won the 1934 Nobel Prize for literature.
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Pirandello

(Italian piranˈdɛllo)
n
(Biography) Luigi (luˈiːdʒi). 1867–1936, Italian short-story writer, novelist, and dramatist. His plays include Right you are (If you think so) (1917), Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921), and Henry IV (1922): Nobel prize for literature 1934
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Pi•ran•del•lo

(ˌpɪr ənˈdɛl oʊ)

n.
Luigi, 1867–1936, Italian playwright, novelist, and short-story writer: Nobel prize 1934.
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normative, e drammatica o umoristica in Pirandello, mentre si ribalta in
Il lavoro di Roberto Salsano e una raccolta di cinque saggi i cui temi portanti si intrecciano all'interno di un progetto complessivo che ha l'intento di individuare le consonanze tra i concetti che Pirandello affronta in romanzi, novelle ed opere teatrali da un lato, e quelli che la filosofia esistenzialista ha espresso nella prima meta del XX secolo.
He said this play is not mere comedy, it also has romance, suspense and the interplay of reality and illusion which is characteristic of the great Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello.
Originally written by Luigi Pirandello in 1921 (and translated into Filipino by Rody Vera), the play is known to be deliberately frustrating-perhaps too much, for some-but immersive direction from Tony Mabesa and a slew of bold performances make this a particularly effective rendition of the material.
Any lovers of the avant-garde must watch L'atessa (The Wait), released in 2015, which is loosely based on Luigi Pirandello's work.
Despite their differences, however, these approaches have also tended to result in similar alignments or groupings of modernist figures, distinguishing between the political avant-gardes like the Futurists and the seminal Italian modernists of introspection, Italo Svevo and Luigi Pirandello. While some critics have focused on the strong political and nationalist elements that seem to set the Futurists apart, others have focused on the specific sense of pessimistic crisis and how Svevo and Pirandello respond by elaborating a correspondingly pessimistic worldview.
Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Luigi Pirandello. New York: Italica Press, 2013.