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World Drama Luigi Pirandello file

World Drama Luigi Pirandello file



this just serves as a remembrance on my World Drama subject. I like him, he's great!

this just serves as a remembrance on my World Drama subject. I like him, he's great!



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    • WORLD DRAMA European Theaters During War Years
    • Luigi Pirandello
    • LIFE Italian short-story playwright Writer Dramatist Novelist Famous innovator in Modern Drama
    • LIFE Luigi was born of rich, middle-class parents in Girgenti (Agrigento), Sicily, on 28 June 1867.
    • LIFE His first published work, Mal giocondo (1889), was a collection of poems.
    • LIFE As a young man he studied at the Universities of Palermo, Rome, and Bonn, where he gained his doctorate in 1891.
    • LIFE He studied philology at Rome and at Bonn and wrote a dissertation on the dialect of his native town (1891).
    • LIFE In 1894 he married Antoinetta Portulano
    • FAMILY
    • LIFE From 1897 to 1922 he was professor of aesthetics and stylistics at theReal Istituto di Magistere Femminile at Rome.
    • LIFE He embarked on a career as a producer and in 1925 founded his Art Theatre in Rome.
    • LIFE He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934.
    • LIFE He died in Rome on 10 December 1936.
    • QUOTES “I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.” “In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.” “Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.”
    • ESSAY:LUmorismo [Humour] His characters attempt to fulfill their self- seeking roles and are defeated by life itself which, always changing, enables them to see their perversity. There’s an irony which arises from the contradictions inherent in life.
    • PLAYS & STYLES:Maschere nude [Naked Masks] & Cosí é (se vi pare) (1918) [Right You Are (If You Think You Are)] The title is programmatic. Preoccupied with the problem of identity. The self exists to him only in relation to others; it consists of changing facets that hide an inscrutable abyss.
    • PLAYS & STYLES:Vestire gli ignudi (1923) [To Clothe the Naked] The protagonist tries to establish her individuality by assuming various identities.
    • PLAYS & STYLES:La vita che ti diedi(1924)[The Life I Gave You]The conflict between illusion and reality is central.clings to illusion rather than to reality.
    • PLAYS & STYLES:Sei personaggi in cerca dautore (1921)[Six Characters in Search of An Author] The analysis and dissolution of a unified self are carried to an extreme. the symbol of appearance versus reality, becomes the setting of the play. presents the playwrights views about the isolation of the individual from society and from himself.
    • Six Characters in Search of an Author related quote “When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.”
    • Six Characters in Search of an Author
    •  By: Ms. Aira May Dizon picture