Tonight We Improvise

by  Luigi Pirandello, Marta Abba

Full Length Play, Drama  /  50m or f

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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    The playwright was a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

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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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Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello

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 ...

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