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Six Characters in Search of An Author

April 21 2022


Luigi Pirandello was an Italian playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. Pirandello’s works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for “his almost magical power tot urn psychological analysis into good theatre”. Pirandello plays inspired the Theatre of the Absurd, a style of theatre that became popular after WWII. Notable Theatre of the Absurd plays include Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco.


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