Pirandello's Theatre of Living Masks: New Translations of Six Major Plays by Umberto MarianiPirandello's Theatre of Living Masks: New Translations of Six Major Plays by Umberto Mariani

Pirandello's Theatre of Living Masks: New Translations of Six Major Plays

byUmberto Mariani, Alice Gladstone Mariani

Hardcover | August 6, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$59.40 online 
$66.00 list price save 10%
Earn 297 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Nobel Prize-winning dramatist Luigi Pirandello is known worldwide for his innovative, complex plays. In Pirandello's Theatre of Living Masks, Umberto Mariani and Alice Gladstone Mariani offer the first new edition in nearly sixty years of six of his major works - Liola, It Is So If You Think So, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Henry IV, Each in His Own Way, and The Mountain Giants.

Mariani and Mariani's translations of these texts are both vibrant and faithful to the originals, using contemporary expressions and unambiguous language to facilitate readability and comprehension. This edition also offers a critical introduction to each play's most significant characters and structures, highlighting themes and poetics as they correspond to Pirandello's entire body of work. Pirandello's Theatre of Living Masks will appeal to those already familiar with his plays and those looking to discover one of the twentieth century's great dramatists.

Umberto Mariani is a professor emeritus in the Department of Italian at Rutgers University. Alice Gladstone Mariani holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in Comparative Literature.
Title:Pirandello's Theatre of Living Masks: New Translations of Six Major PlaysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.3 × 6.28 × 1.1 inPublished:August 6, 2011Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442642114

ISBN - 13:9781442642119

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents


  1. Liola
  2. Right You Are, If You Think You Are
  3. Six Characters In Search of an Author
  4. Henry IV
  5. Each in His Own Way
  6. The Mountain Giants

Selected Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

In robust and inspiring prose, Dante and Augustine offers original, well researched insights into the relationship between these two major authors. Marchesi's sound research methodology and excellent knowledge of the field are enlivened by his discussions of language and poetics, which are always clear and elegant. His comparisons between contemporary and medieval linguistic theory are particularly efficient and successful.