Performance: Season 2, Episode 5

Six Characters in Search of an Author (2 Apr. 1996)

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Six fictional characters in an unwritten play appear to a theatrical company and demand that the company act out the characters' tragic story.

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Six fictional characters in an unwritten play appear to a theatrical company and demand that the company act out the characters' tragic story.

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Literature with a capital L, but ultimately a little boring
26 January 2004 | by (Jacksonville, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Yes, I know this is "great literature of the absurd", but I have to confess almost utter boredom. Both the story and the "fantasy as truth" format left me cold. There are some good performances and some really hammy over-the-top ones as well, which I won't identify, as they may have been faulty direction. There are some intriguing scenes, especially the "movie set" manipulations. I suppose the BBC Scotland did the best they could with the material at hand, which most would agree is not for all tastes. Originally, Pirandello's play was done on a stage set, but the change to a movie set works very well. The "plight" of the six characters is well understood. No doubt one could consider that the "author" deserted them because he realised he was writing the most unutterable melodramatic trash. I won't trouble you with a summary of it.


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