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Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello$
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Ann Hallamore Caesar

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198151760

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151760.001.0001

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The Author as Director: Characters and Actors

The Author as Director: Characters and Actors

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Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello

Ann Hallamore Caesar

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the things that Luigi Pirandello did over the fifteen-year making of his ‘Uno, nessuno e centomila’. The first parts of the chapter emphasize Pirandello's interest in Sicily's theatrical scene. The chapter also discusses Luigi Pirandello's partnership with the Sicily-born theatre actor Angelo Musco and director Nino Martoglio in order to market Sicily's theatrical productions into the Italian mainstream theatre scene. This chapter also provides overviews on Luigi Pirandello's view-point regarding drama as a medium of entertainment. The chapter discusses the differences between writing a novel and writing scripts for a theatrical production. The further parts of this chapter emphasize the key points that makes an effective character portrayal in theatrics. The chapter finally focuses on the characters in Luigi Pirandello's novels and how they were affectively adapted in theatrical productions during his time.

Keywords:   Luigi Pirandello, Uno nessuno e centomilata, Sicily, Angelo Musco, Nino Martoglio, theatre scene, theatrical production

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