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.”