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Luigi Pirandello

Birthdate: 28. June 1867
Date of death: 10. December 1936

Luigi Pirandello was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet, and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre."

Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd. Wikipedia

Works

Henry IV
Henry IV
Luigi Pirandello

Quotes Luigi Pirandello

„It is so. When YOU think so“

—  Luigi Pirandello

Title of play (1916); also translated as It Is So, If You Think It Is.
Variant: So It Is (If You Think So)

„Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something which you have to be all the time. Which isn't easy.“

—  Luigi Pirandello

The Pleasure of Honesty (1917), trans. William Murray http://encarta.msn.com/quote_561560170/Behavior_Anyone_can_be_heroic_from_time_to_time_but_a.html

„Woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!“

—  Luigi Pirandello, Henry IV

Henry IV (1922), trans. Edward Storer http://encarta.msn.com/quote_561557863/Diplomacy_Woe_to_him_who_doesn't_know_how_to_wear_his.html

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