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Press release: Luigi Pirandello, Shoot!

January 20, 2006
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Press release: Luigi Pirandello, Shoot!

Before Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, and Michelangelo Antonini—as well as contemporary auteurs such as Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson—there was Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936). The Nobel Prize-winning Sicilian writer recognized and explored, long before art cinema of the 1960s, the permeable boundary between reality and illusion. As the Wall Street Journal put it on the centennial of his birth, Pirandello "was one of the first moderns to insist that the theater itself is an art form, something to be reshaped according to the requirements of the twentieth-century imagination." And reshape it he did…. Read the press release. . . .

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