Theater of the absurd: Luigi Pirandello: Six characters in search of an author

United States, 1976

Film
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Episode of Series “History of the drama”.
An abridged presentation in English of Pirandello’s play in which six characters seek to exchange their fixed, frozen form in art for the uncertainty of life, to distinguish between dramatic reality and dramatic illusion, between acting and artifice in real life, and between reality and truth. Narrated by Joseph Heller.

Credits

production company

Films for the Humanities

producer

Harold Mantell

director
Duration

00:55:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1976

Appears in

History of the drama

Group of items

History of the drama

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010757

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Truth

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Reality

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Truth

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Drama - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Literature → Drama - Adaptations

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Acting - Drama

Music & Performing Arts → Drama - Study and teaching

Music & Performing Arts → Drama - Themes, motives

Music & Performing Arts → Theater of the absurd

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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