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As You Desire Me - Full Length Play, Drama

As You Desire Me

Luigi Pirandello, Marta Abba

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Full Length Play, Drama

11m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573605536

Luigi Pirandello
Translated by Marta Abba
One day in a neighboring city Boffi discovers a gay dancer who looks exactly like the lost wife of his friend Bruno. The woman has been living in curious circumstances with a man and his unusual daughter, both of whom love her deeply. Boffi convinces the woman that she is married and that her husb…

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Full Length Play

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The playwright was a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

One day in a neighboring city Boffi discovers a gay dancer who looks exactly like the lost wife of his friend Bruno. The woman has been living in curious circumstances with a man and his unusual daughter, both of whom love her deeply. Boffi convinces the woman that she is married and that her husband awaits her. She goes to him and a meeting is arranged in which the woman's own sister and aunt will be present to verify her identity. The woman takes well to her new situation, though it is not clear whether she is the lost wife or just someone who welcomes a chance to begin life over again in superior circumstances. At the time of the verification, another, insane woman is brought forth as the lost wife, and the first woman cedes to her, and leaves them all forever. But, in going, the audience is more convinced than ever that she is indeed the lost wife. A tantalizing mental intrigue, in the best manner of Pirandello.
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11m, 7f

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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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