Luigi Pirandello
Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer
Luigi Pirandello
Luigi Pirandello was an Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934, for his "bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage". Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners for Theatre of the Absurd.
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Teatro: Eleonora Duse, ritrovata a Cambridge la sua biblioteca perduta - Adnkronos/IGN
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Anna De Domenico Sica, ricercatrice in discipline dello spettacolo dell'Universita' di Palermo, ha di recente portato alla luce un prezioso giacimento di oltre duemila volumi, con molti testi autografati (da Luigi Pirandello a Giosue' Carducci,
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Ardire torna in zona. Con Pirandello - Porta di Mare
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Dato il grande successo riscosso a Torre Lapillo, verrà rappresentata nuovamente la commedia in tre atti di Luigi Pirandello "L'uomo, la bestia e la virtù" a cura della Compagnia neretina "ARDIRE". Il Leo Club di Nardò coglie l'occasione per
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Les nus féroces de Fausto Pirandello - Le Monde
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Venise Envoyé spécial - La vie de Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), le plus illustre auteur théâtral de son temps, est connue dans le moindre détail, particulièrement ces deux épisodes dramatiques. En 1903, l'effondrement meurtrier de la mine de soufre
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contro il Gattopardo - La Stampa
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... unita Il brano che pubblichiamo in questa pagina è tratto dall'introduzione scritta da Andrea Camilleri per una nuova edizione di I vecchi ei giovani , il romanzo meno conosciuto del suo concittadino Luigi Pirandello, che esce oggi per Rizzoli (pp
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Presentato il cartellone 2011/2012 del teatro Luigi Pirandello di Agrigento. - Teatro.org
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Stamattina il direttore artistico Gianfranco Jannuzzo, con il sindaco di Agrigento Marco Zambuto, ha presentato alla stampa il programma della nuova stagione teatrale della fondazione Teatro Luigi Pirandello – Valle dei Templi Agrigento
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La Fondazione “Teatro Luigi Pirandello – Valle dei Templi” presenta la ... - AgrigentoWeb.it
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Domani, mercoledì 24 agosto, alle ore 11, sul palcoscenico del Teatro comunale di Agrigento, si terrà la conferenza stampa di presentazione della stagione teatrale 2011-2012, realizzata dalla Fondazione “Teatro Luigi Pirandello – Valle dei templi”
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Pirandello e il suo teatro domenica 21 Agosto a Nicolosi - Lavika Web Magazine
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Il più grande drammaturgo del XX secolo è Luigi Pirandello. Egli divenne famoso sia per i suoi romanzi e per le sue novelle, ma principalmente grazie al teatro che lui stesso chiamò “teatro dello specchio” , poiché rappresentava la vita vera, amara,
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What will it take to stop 21st century global governance from being a "theater ... - The Globalist
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he most famous play by Luigi Pirandello, the late 19th/early 20th century Italian surrealist author and 1934 Nobel Prize Laureate, is entitled “Six Characters in Search of an Author
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'Xanadu' rolls onto the Starlight stage - Kansas City Star
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Luigi Pirandello has much to answer for. His 1921 play, “Six Characters in Search of an Author,” depicts a rehearsal of another Pirandello play interrupted by the arrival of six characters who need a writer to finish their story
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Caffè letterario Luigi Pirandello in compagnia del "Centro Italiano ... - Agrigento Notizie
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Le postazioni radio saranno sistemate sul lungomare Falcone Borsellino, presso la sede del caffè letterario “Luigi Pirandello” con vista sul mare. La stazione sarà operativa in entrambe le giornate dalle 18.30 alle 23.30 in maniera continuativa sulle
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Così è (se vi pare) in scena a Penne - Leggimi - Cronaca d'Abruzzo
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CULTURA | PENNE - Il Teatro Stabile d'Abruzzo presenta sabato 23 luglio, a Penne, nell'area Belvedere, alle ore 21, "Cosi' e' (se vi pare)" di Luigi Pirandello, un importante allestimento che vede lavorare insieme tre compagnie teatrali abruzzesi:
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Lumie di Sicilia. Tra Pirandello e pirandellismi - La Valle Dei Templi
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Una serata per offrire al pubblico presente due rivisitazioni delle novelle di Luigi Pirandello “Lumie di Sicilia” e “Senza Malizia”, quest'ultima per la prima volta in scena in Sicilia. Nel cast grandi nomi del circuito agrigentino e non come
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L'altro Pirandello - La Repubblica
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Forse non tutti sanno che Il famoso scrittore Luigi Pirandello aveva un figlio pittore, di nome Fausto (1899 - 1975). L'avvocato Pierluigi, figlio dell'artista, è il curatore della mostra "Fausto Pirandello - I nudi" che fino al 27 novembre sarà
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A Mondovì uno studio su "Non si sa come" di Luigi Pirandello - targatocn
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Si terrà il 15 luglio, con lo sfondo della Torre del Belvedere, la prima dello “Studio su Non si sa come” di Luigi Pirandello, della compagnia teatrale Arno Klein, con la regia di Fabio Marchisio. Lo spettacolo è inserito nell'ambito della stagione
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NELCERCHIODELCAOS. Viaggio nei Fisici e non, di Pirandello…” - La Valle Dei Templi
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In forma di dvd, il filmato, che ha una durata di circa 35 minuti, raccoglie le principali immagini che testimoniano il grande attaccamento filiale che Luigi Pirandello ebbe per la terra natia. I testi scelti dalla prof.ssa Silvia Nicoletta Tesè,
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Recital di Luigi Lo Cascio - Ancona - 11 luglio 2011 - La Prima Web
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Un recital in forma di antologia con i testi degli autori più amati: Luigi Pirandello, Salvatore Quasimodo, Raffaele Bonaviri, Gesualdo Bufalino e Angelo Maria Ripellino. “Possiedo un ritmo naturale che mi fa preferire una partitura a un bel quadro e
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Tutto pronto per il premio nazionale "Pergamene Luigi Pirandello" - Agrigento Notizie
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Sarà il sindaco, o un suo rappresentante, di ogni città o paese del premiando a consegnare il premio nazionale "Pergamene Pirandello” ospitato da sempre dinanzi la casa natale - museo di Luigi Pirandello in contrada Caos ad Agrigento
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Festival Nazionale Luigi Pirandello 2011, il programma (5-21 luglio) - Eco di Torino
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05 / 07 / 2011 - Nel 1901 Luigi Pirandello si reca a Coazze, in Piemonte, ospite della sorella Lina. Di quel soggiorno ci resta un delizioso taccuino, con appunti su luoghi visitati e persone incontrate. Disegna sul taccuino il campanile della
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1936
    Age 68
    Pirandello died alone in his home at Via Bosio, Rome, on 10 December 1936.
    More Details Hide Details Nearly all of Pirandello's works were translated into English by the actor Robert Rietti.
  • 1929
    Age 61
    Pirandello was nominated Academic of Italy in 1929, and in 1934 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature after he had been nominated by Guglielmo Marconi, member of the Royal Academy of Italy.
    More Details Hide Details He was the last Italian playwright to be chosen for the award until 9 October 1997.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1925
    Age 57
    Between 1925 and 1926 Pirandello's last and perhaps greatest novel, Uno, Nessuno e Centomila (One, No one and One Hundred Thousand), was published serially in the magazine Fiera Letteraria.
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    In 1925, Pirandello, with the help of Mussolini, assumed the artistic direction and ownership of the Teatro d'Arte di Roma, founded by the Gruppo degli Undici.
    More Details Hide Details He described himself as "a Fascist because I am Italian." For his devotion to Mussolini, the satirical magazine Il Becco Giallo used to call him P. Randello (randello in Italian means club). His play, The Giants of the Mountain, has been interpreted as evidence of his realization that the fascists were hostile to culture; yet, during a later appearance in New York, Pirandello distributed a statement announcing his support of Italy's annexation of Abyssinia. He gave his Nobel Prize medal to the Fascist government to be melted down for the Abyssinia Campaign. Mussolini's support brought him international fame and a worldwide tour, introducing his work to London, Paris, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Germany, Argentina, and Brazil. He expressed publicly apolitical belief, saying "I'm apolitical, I'm only a man in the world " He had continuous conflicts with famous fascist leaders. In 1927 he tore his fascist membership card in pieces in front of the dazed secretary-general of the Fascist Party. For the remainder of his life, Pirandello was always under close surveillance by the secret fascist police OVRA.
  • 1924
    Age 56
    The separation from his wife, toward whom, despite her morbid jealousies and hallucinations, he continued to feel a very strong attraction, caused great suffering for Pirandello who, even as late as 1924, believed he could still properly care for her at home.
    More Details Hide Details She never left the asylum. 1920 was the year of comedies such as Tutto per bene, Come prima meglio di prima, and La Signora Morli. In 1921, the Compagnia di Dario Niccomedi staged, at the Valle di Roma, the play, Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore, Six Characters in Search of an Author. It was a clamorous failure. The public divided into supporters and adversaries, the latter of whom shouted, "Asylum, Asylum!" The author, who was present at the performance with his daughter Lietta, left through a side exit to avoid the crowd of enemies. The same drama, however, was a great success when presented in Milan. In 1922 in Milan, Enrico IV was performed for the first time and was acclaimed universally as a success. Pirandello's international reputation was developing as well. The Sei personaggi was performed in London and New York.
  • 1919
    Age 51
    In 1919 Pirandello had his wife placed in an asylum.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1913
    Age 45
    When the novel came out in 1913 Pirandello sent a copy of it to his parents for their fiftieth wedding anniversary along with a dedication which said that "their names, Stefano and Caterina, live heroically."
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  • 1911
    Age 43
    In 1911, while the publication of novellas and short stories continued, Pirandello finished his fourth novel, Suo Marito, republished posthumously (1941), and completely revised in the first four chapters, with the title Giustino Roncella nato Boggiòlo.
    More Details Hide Details During his life the author never republished this novel for reasons of discretion; within are implicit references to the writer Grazia Deledda. But the work which absorbed most of his energies at this time was the collection of stories La Vendetta del Cane, Quando s'è capito il giuoco, Il treno ha fischiato, Filo d'aria and Berecche e la guerra. They were all published from 1913–1914 and are all now considered classics of Italian literature. As Italy entered the First World War, Pirandello's son Stefano volunteered for service and was taken prisoner by the Austro-Hungarians. In 1916 the actor Angelo Musco successfully recited the three-act comedy that the writer had extracted from the novella Pensaci, Giacomino! and the pastoral comedy Liolà. In 1917 the collection of novellas E domani Lunedì (And Tomorrow, Monday) was published, but the year was mostly marked by important theatrical representations: Così è (se vi pare) (Right you are (if you think so)), A birrita cu' i ciancianeddi and Il Piacere dell'onestà (The Pleasure Of Honesty). A year later, Ma non è una cosa seria (But It's Nothing Serious) and Il Gioco delle parti (The Game of Roles) were all produced on stage. Pirandello's son Stefano returned home when the war ended.
  • 1909
    Age 41
    Also in 1909, Pirandello began his collaboration with the prestigious journal Corriere della Sera in which he published the novellas Mondo di Carta (World of Paper), La Giara, and, in 1910, Non è una cosa seria and Pensaci, Giacomino! (Think it over, Giacomino!) At this point Pirandello's fame as a writer was continually increasing.
    More Details Hide Details His private life, however, was poisoned by the suspicion and obsessive jealousy of Antonietta who began turning physically violent.
  • 1908
    Age 40
    In 1908 he published a volume of essays entitled Arte e Scienza and the important essay L'Umorismo, in which he initiated the legendary debate with Benedetto Croce that would continue with increasing bitterness and venom on both sides for many years.
    More Details Hide Details In 1909 the first part of I Vecchi e I Giovani was published in episodes. This novel retraces the history of the failure and repression of the Fasci Siciliani in the period from 1893 to 1894.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1905
    Age 37
    Translated into German in 1905, this novel paved the way to the notoriety and fame which allowed Pirandello to publish for the more important editors such as Treves, with whom he published, in 1906, another collection of novellas Erma Bifronte.
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  • 1903
    Age 35
    The year 1903 was fundamental to the life of Pirandello.
    More Details Hide Details The flooding of the sulphur mines of Aragona, in which his father Stefano had invested not only an enormous amount of his own capital but also Antonietta's dowry, precipitated the collapse of the family. Antonietta, after opening and reading the letter announcing the catastrophe, entered into a state of semi-catatonia and underwent such a psychological shock that her mental balance remained profoundly and irremediably shaken. Pirandello, who had initially harboured thoughts of suicide, attempted to remedy the situation as best he could by increasing the number of his lessons in both Italian and German and asking for compensation from the magazines to which he had freely given away his writings and collaborations. In the magazine New Anthology, directed by G. Cena, meanwhile, the novel which Pirandello had been writing while in this horrible situation (watching over his mentally ill wife at night after an entire day spent at work) began appearing in episodes. The title was Il Fu Mattia Pascal (The Late Mattia Pascal). This novel contains many autobiographical elements that have been fantastically re-elaborated. It was an immediate and resounding success.
  • 1902
    Age 34
    In 1902 he published the first series of Beffe della Morte e della Vita and his second novel, Il Turno.
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  • 1900
    Age 32
    In 1900, he published in Marzocco some of the most celebrated of his novellas (Lumie di Sicilia, La Paura del Sonno) and, in 1901, the collection of poems Zampogna.
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  • 1898
    Age 30
    In 1898, with Italo Falbo and Ugo Fleres, he founded the weekly Ariel, in which he published the one-act play L'Epilogo (later changed to La Morsa) and some novellas (La Scelta, Se).
    More Details Hide Details The end of the 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th were a period of extreme productivity for Pirandello.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1897
    Age 29
    In 1897 he accepted an offer to teach Italian at the Istituto Superiore di Magistero di Roma, and in the magazine Marzocco he published several more pages of the Dialoghi.
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  • 1895
    Age 27
    In the meantime, Pirandello intensified his collaborations with newspaper editors and other journalists in magazines such as La Critica and La Tavola Rotonda in which he published, in 1895, the first part of the Dialoghi tra Il Gran Me e Il Piccolo Me.
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  • 1894
    Age 26
    He married in 1894 as well.
    More Details Hide Details Following his father's suggestion he married a shy, withdrawn girl of a good family of Agrigentine origin educated by the nuns of San Vincenzo: Antonietta Portulano. The first years of matrimony brought on in him a new fervour for his studies and writings: his encounters with his friends and the discussions on art continued, more vivacious and stimulating than ever, while his family life, despite the complete incomprehension of his wife with respect to the artistic vocation of her husband, proceeded relatively tranquilly with the birth of two sons (Stefano and Fausto) and a daughter (Lietta).
    In 1894 he published his first collection of short stories, Amori senza Amore.
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  • 1893
    Age 25
    In 1893 he wrote his first important work, Marta Ajala, which was published in 1901 as l'Esclusa.
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  • 1891
    Age 23
    In March 1891 he received his doctorate in Romance Philology with a dissertation on the dialect of Agrigento: Sounds and Developments of Sounds in the Speech of Craperallis.
    More Details Hide Details After a brief sojourn in Sicily, during which the planned marriage with his cousin was finally called off, he returned to Rome, where he became friends with a group of writer-journalists including Ugo Fleres, Tomaso Gnoli, Giustino Ferri and Luigi Capuana. Capuana encouraged Pirandello to dedicate himself to narrative writing.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1887
    Age 19
    In 1887, having definitively chosen the Department of Letters, he moved to Rome in order to continue his studies.
    More Details Hide Details But the encounter with the city, centre of the struggle for unification to which the families of his parents had participated with generous enthusiasm, was disappointing and nothing close to what he had expected. "When I arrived in Rome it was raining hard, it was night time and I felt like my heart was being crushed, but then I laughed like a man in the throes of desperation." Pirandello, who was an extremely sensitive moralist, finally had a chance to see for himself the irreducible decadence of the so-called heroes of the Risorgimento in the person of his uncle Rocco, now a greying and exhausted functionary of the prefecture who provided him with temporary lodgings in Rome. The "desperate laugh", the only manifestation of revenge for the disappointment undergone, inspired the bitter verses of his first collection of poems, Mal Giocondo (1889). But not all was negative; this first visit to Rome provided him with the opportunity to assiduously visit the many theatres of the capital: Il Nazionale, Il Valle, il Manzoni. "Oh the dramatic theatre! I will conquer it. I cannot enter into one without experiencing a strange sensation, an excitement of the blood through all my veins "
  • 1886
    Age 18
    In 1886, during a vacation from school, Luigi went to visit the sulphur mines of Porto Empedocle and started working with his father.
    More Details Hide Details This experience was essential to him and would provide the basis for such stories as Il Fumo, Ciàula scopre la Luna as well as some of the descriptions and background in the novel The Old and the Young. The marriage, which seemed imminent, was postponed. Pirandello then registered at the University of Palermo in the departments of Law and of Letters. The campus at Palermo, and above all the Department of Law, was the centre in those years of the vast movement which would eventually evolve into the Fasci Siciliani. Although Pirandello was not an active member of this movement, he had close ties of friendship with its leading ideologists: Rosario Garibaldi Bosco, Enrico La Loggia, Giuseppe De Felice Giuffrida and Francesco De Luca.
  • 1880
    Age 12
    In 1880, the Pirandello family moved to Palermo.
    More Details Hide Details It was here, in the capital of Sicily, that Luigi completed his high school education. He also began reading omnivorously, focusing, above all, on 19th-century Italian poets such as Giosuè Carducci and Arturo Graf. He then started writing his first poems and fell in love with his cousin Lina. During this period the first signs of serious contrast between Luigi and his father began to develop; Luigi had discovered some notes revealing the existence of Stefano's extramarital relations. As a reaction to the ever-increasing distrust and disharmony that Luigi was developing toward his father, a man of a robust physique and crude manners, his attachment to his mother would continue growing to the point of profound veneration. This later expressed itself, after her death, in the moving pages of the novella Colloqui con i personaggi in 1915. His romantic feelings for his cousin, initially looked upon with disfavour, were suddenly taken very seriously by Lina's family. They demanded that Luigi abandon his studies and dedicate himself to the sulphur business so that he could immediately marry her.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1867
    Born
    Born on June 28, 1867.
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