Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

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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. This improved reception was helped in 1925 when, with the third edition of the play, Pirandello provided a foreword clarifying the structure and ideas contained in the play.

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The 443rd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 53rd on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - 61st on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  3. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  4. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)

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