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Published: 10 April 2014

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199641192

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Three Plays

Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, The Mountain Giants

Luigi Pirandello
Anthony Mortimer

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation and unique selection of three plays by this major modern European playwright.
  • Includes the two plays that established Pirandello's reputation as an innovative dramatist - Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV - together with his last unfinished drama, The Mountain Giants, marking his move towards the mythical.
  • Anthony Mortimer's translation combines accuracy, maintaining the original flavour and context, with fluency.
  • The Mountain Giants has a special interest as a reflection of its author's relations with the fascist regime.
  • Includes Pirandello's preface to Six Characters in Search of an Author, an essential critical document for the understanding of his revolutionary play.
  • Substantial introduction places a fresh emphasis on the specifically Sicilian and Italian context of Pirandello's work and the relation between his prose fiction and his achievement as a dramatist.

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