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Six Characters in Search of an Author

Synopsis
A television adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s modern classic in which the play’s traditional theatrical setting is transposed to a television studio. As a group of actors prepare for a rehearsal of a TV adaptation of another Pirandello play -- "The Rules of the Game" -- the television monitors in the control booth give way to an electrical interference which inexplicably replaces the images of the actors with the images of six mysterious strangers. These are the "six characters" of the title who appear in the flesh in the studio to confront the director and actors with the proposition that their story is more interesting than the play at hand. They gradually take over the stage to act out their story, each character representing a different point of view.
Series
Broadway Classic Collection
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2002
Year of production
1976
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
literature - Italian; television drama

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£14.99 inc
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 min
Year
2002

Distributor

Name

Broadway Classics

Contact
Constantine Frixos (Managing Director)
Email
international@broadwayarchive.com
Web
http://www.broadwayclassics.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7734 4441
Fax
020 7437 0638
Address
1st Floor
Hammer House
117 Wardour Street
London
W1F 0UN
UK
Name

National Theatre Bookshop

Email
bookshop@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Web
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/28853/dvds/dvds.html External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7452 3456
Fax
020 7452 33457
Address
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX
Notes
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