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.