Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

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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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)
  5. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Plays for Performance Series) Hardcover 5054926 $283.84 $61.27 1998
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Hereford Plays) Paperback 6283805 $2,420.43 $0.01
Six Characters in Search of an Author/Sei Personaggi in Cerca D'Autore: (Sei Personaggi in Cerca D'Autore) : A Play Yet to Be Written Paperback 578596 $1.99 $1.98
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Plays for Performance Series) Kindle Edition 627696 $8.99 1998
Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Stories (Graphyco Annotated Edition) Paperback 1720862 $6.99 2020
Six Characters in Search of an Author Paperback 2339665 $3.00 $3.08 2010
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Italica Press Renaissance & Modern Plays) Kindle Edition 1267418 $9.99 2013
Six Characters in Search of an Author Paperback 1005654 $9.66 $4.43 1997
Six Characters in Search of an Author Paperback 2656583 $7.12 $3.99 2013
Six Characters in Search of an Author: Full Text and Introduction (NHB Drama Classics) Kindle Edition 1014907 2015
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Student Editions) Paperback 6231298 $6.00 $3.09 2009
Six Characters in Search of an Author: by Luigi Pirandello book other plays Hardcover 1743516 $30.97 $30.97 1921
Six Characters in Search of an Author Paperback 917345 $5.99 $7.81 2019
Six Characters in Search of an Author Audible Audiobook 62928 $6.08 2021
Six Characters in Search of an Author [Annotated] Kindle Edition 563998 $0.99 2020
Three Plays by Luigi Pirandello: Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV and Right You Are Hardcover 5287423 $28.71 $41.04 2005
Three Plays by Luigi Pirandello: Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV and Right You Are Paperback 4528943 $2.63 $9.15 2005
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Plays for Performance) Paperback 2349426 $7.48 $1.60 1998
Six Characters in Search of an Author Kindle Edition 230422 2015
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 651846 2012
Six Characters In Search Of An Author Paperback 5783637 $8.95 2019
Six Characters in Search of an Author Hardcover 6077370 $15.95 2020
Six Characters in Search of an Author - Luigi Pirandello Kindle Edition 291528 $1.50 2009
Six Characters in Search of an Author Hardcover 2693065 $25.27 $44.72 2011
Six Characters In Search Of An Author (Modern Plays) Paperback 2065298 $10.95 $3.79 2001
Six Characters in Search of an Author Hardcover 673158 $29.26 $39.41 2013
Six Characters in Search of an Author Kindle Edition 1160789 2019
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Dover Thrift Editions) unknown Edition by Luigi Pirandello [1997] Paperback 17265504 $5.24 $4.22
Six Characters in Search of an Author Paperback 773475 $8.95 2022
Six Characters in Search of an Author Kindle Edition 783083 $0.99 2010
Six Characters in Search of an Author (NHB Modern Plays): Headlong Version Kindle Edition 2329140 2014
Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello (1995) Paperback Paperback 1021332 $18.77 $5.74
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 436194 $2.58 $0.95 1997
Six Characters In Search of an Author (Three Plays By Luigi Pirandello): Includes Henry IV and Right You Are (If You Think So) Paperback 5411249 $11.99 $12.73 2013
Six characters in search of an author (The drama library) Hardcover 9945997 $23.12
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Renaissance & Modern Plays) Paperback 2386771 $14.35 $2.60 2013
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Signet Classics) by Pirandello, Luigi (May 1, 1998) Mass Market Paperback Mass Market Paperback 6414017 $20.22 $20.22
Seis personajes en busca de autor / Six Characters In Search of an Author (Letras Universales) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2091699 $13.99 $12.00 2004
Three Plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, The Mountain Giants (Oxford Worlds Classics) Paperback 1877915 $6.19 $1.89 2014
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 164628 $4.50 $0.20 1998
Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 1125835 $10.90 $1.37 1996
Six Characters in Search of an Author Paperback 2842599 $7.63 $6.49 2009
Six Characters In Search of an Author (Drama Classics) Paperback 3411956 $4.98 $2.67 2003