Monday, July 12, 2010

Six Characters In Search Of An Author by Luigi Pirandello

 
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players
-As You Like It, Shakespeare. 

I thought of that quote while reading Six Characters In Search Of An Author. I thought how we all play parts and roles throughout our day and through our interactions with others. It's a true statement and shown so brilliantly in this short play.
The stage is set with a director and cast rehearsing a play, one that has been written and performed by other players. In the midst of the rehearsal, six people, characters walk in and ask for their drama to put forth as a play. Since their play has not been written the characters act out their drama, melding it with the director's vision of what a play should look like. These six characters have pain, love, shame, hatred, and grief to show. The story is disjointed like if you were at a dinner party and everyone was telling you their viewpoint of the same story. The end didn't feel like an ending to me. It just kind of stopped but the characters continue on. They don't stop.
A lot different than I was expecting but enjoyable all the same.

10 comments:

Hannah Stoneham said...

Sounds strange but interesting, the sort of thing that I might enjoy - thanks for sharing!

Hannah

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

希望能有更多心得與我們分享~ ..................................................................

佩政 said...

教育無他,愛與榜樣而已............................................................

蘇育維蘇育維 said...

命運,就是自己行為的結果。..................................................

楊偉馨楊偉馨 said...

Prevention is better than cure...................................................

hifidel said...

I have this one on my list, but didn't realize it was on anyone else's. I haven't gotten to it yet, but hope to do so before the end of the year (probably toward year-end). I'll pop back by when I am done.

Shelly

林彥以林彥以 said...

流浪到這裡,留言謝謝你。............................................................

洪瑋婷洪瑋婷 said...

祝你人氣百分百 請繼續幫我們加油打氣..................................................................

林志莊麗芬易 said...

閱讀您的BLOG文章,真是件快樂的事!!.................................................................

曹韻婷 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................