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The Wives' Friend - Full Length Play, Melodrama

The Wives' Friend

Luigi Pirandello, Marta Abba

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

9m, 10f

ISBN: 9780573618017

Luigi Pirandello
Translated by Marta Abba
Marta constantly finds herself serving as the ambassador between various wives and their husbands.

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Full Length Play

Melodrama

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The playwright was a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Marta constantly finds herself serving as the ambassador between various wives and their husbands. She has never had the chance to marry herself, and her dream of marrying Fausto is crushed when he marries a stranger out of town. Marta is never bitter, and goes to great lengths to prepare the rooms for the newlyweds. When the bride arrives ill, Marta becomes her nurse. At this point another relative begins planting seeds of jealousy in the mind of the new bride, telling her that upon her death Marta will marry Fausto. Despair aggravates her illness, and she dies. The rumor-monger kills Fausto and tries to make it look like a suicide. Marta chases them all out, and is left to deal with the aftermath of the ordeal.

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9m, 10f

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Marta Abba

Marta Abba

Marta Abba was the stimulus to the playwright Luigi Pirandello's creativity. She was an aspiring young 25-year-old actress when she met the 58-year-old playwright, whose wife had been confined to a mental asylum in 1919. From their correspondence it comes out how she not only inspired him but she also gave the writer confidence in his work. Their relationship was complex but contributed much to ... view full profile

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