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Tonight We Improvise - Full Length Play, Drama

Tonight We Improvise

Luigi Pirandello, Marta Abba

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Full Length Play, Drama

50m or f

ISBN: 9780573616877

Luigi Pirandello
Translated by Marta Abba
The dramatic innovations in this play are legendary. Direct address, improvisations and in and out of character speeches are but a few of the techniques Pirandello originated. The play within the improvisation concerns the wooing of a wife by a man who finds her family quite crazy. The players actua…

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Full Length Play

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RECOGNITION / AWARDS

The playwright was a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The dramatic innovations in this play are legendary. Direct address, improvisations and in and out of character speeches are but a few of the techniques Pirandello originated. The play within the improvisation concerns the wooing of a wife by a man who finds her family quite crazy. The players actually live their parts, with strong physical effects to themselves. Narration, interludes, a simultaneous dialogue, mime, processions, tableaux, film, and song are also facets of the staging.
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50m or f

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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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