Naked Masks: Five Plays

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Dutton, Sep 20, 1957 - Drama - 386 pages
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Presents six plays by the Nobel Prize winning dramatist.

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User Review  - Nina - Goodreads

This book had been sitting on my shelves since high school! We had read it in book club in high school, but I didn't remember a thing about it. So, I picked it up to read through it and couldn't even ... Read full review

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User Review  - Raaj Rizbondo - Goodreads

One can't read Pirandello without feeling a sense of overflow, and a constant questioning of convention . This is most marked in Six Characters where the lives of the characters seem to spill out from ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
IT IS SO IF YOU THINK SO
61
HENRY IV
139
Copyright

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About the author (1957)

Luigi Pirandello (1867???1936), Italian dramatist, novelist, short story and essay writer, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934. Pirandello shares the stage with Ibsen and Brecht as one of the most influential modern dramatists of the early twentieth century. A prolific writer, he began his literary career as a novelist and writer of short stories, the most well-known of which is the novel The Late Mattia Pascal, published in 1904. Pirandello??'s plays (nearly forty of them) won him an international reputation, with Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) providing his most enduring contribution to modern European theater. Her Husband (1911) is Pirandello??'s fifth novel. Martha King is the translator of numerous books. Mary Ann Frese Witt is Professor of French and Italian at North Carolina State University.

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