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Luigi Pirandello

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Author

Luigi Pirandello

First Performed

1921

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy, Tragedy

About the Title

In Six Characters in Search of an Author, Pirandello refers to six Characters searching for the relationship between reality and illusion and the outcome of their experiences. In the play the six Characters appear onstage while a Director and Actors rehearse a theatrical production. The Characters seek an author to give them life. Pirandello calls his Characters' quest a "struggle for existence." He compares their struggle to the human pursuit of a fixed identity in a changing world.

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