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Six Characters in Search of an Author



Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author is a hundred years old! To mark the centenary of Luigi Pirandello's ground-breaking play, ICI London and the editors of the special edition, ‘Six Characters as World Literature’ in PSA, the journal of the Pirandello Society of America, are delighted to invite you to this conference celebrating the formation, impact, and legacy of this monumental play. Contributions are taken directly from the special edition.
To finish, actor Marco Gambino will perform a short reading of Paolo Puppa’s play, The Son’s Side (The True Story of Six Characters), which gives voice to the only character not to speak in Pirandello’s original play – The Son.

On Zoom. No registration needed.

Chair: Katia Pizzi (Director of Italian Cultural Institute, London)

Welcome: Raffaele Trombetta (Italian Ambassador to the UK) [tbc]


Enza De Francisci, Why Six Characters Matters Today (University of Glasgow)

Michael Subialka, Six Characters in Search of an American Stage (University of California, Davis)

Lisa Sarti, Performing Yourself: Pirandello on Screening Six Characters (The Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York).

Daniela Bini, The Missing Episode in the Taviani Brothers’ Tu ridi (University of Texas, Austin)

Patricia Gaborik, Six Characters: Pirandello on the Right Way to Make a Play (Università della Calabria).


Marco Gambino in The Son’s Side (The True Story of Six Characters), by Paolo Puppa, translated by Enza De Francisci, Lisa Sarti and Michael Subialka, in PSA (Vol. 33, 2020).

Please join us through this link
Meeting ID: 988 0544 5326




Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Time: At 5:00 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entrance : Free


Online - Zoom