"Six Characters in Search of an Author" Comparison Essay by Wil

"Six Characters in Search of an Author"
A comparative analysis of Luigi Pirandello's play "Six Characters in Search of an Author" and its film version.
# 100771 | 2,336 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses how, contrary to most film remakes, Stacy Keach does an excellent job of turning "Six Characters in Search of an Author " into a film version that preserves Pirandello's original storyline without any compromise. The paper explains that Keach's transformation of the play does not compromise the underlining plot because most of the changes involve only visual aspects. The paper also examines how, through his changes in the setting of the theatre, casting of the characters, and interpretation of Pirandello's stage directions, Keach is able to successfully transform the play into a well thought out film that preserves the plot while directing it toward a new television audience.

From the Paper:

"When Pirandello wrote the play, he was writing it toward an audience in a theatre audience. Since he was writing a play within a play, it seems logical that he would choose the setting to be in a theatre. When Keach was creating a film version of the play, he was creating this for a television audience. Because he was trying to relate to a television audience and not a theatre audience, like Pirandello, Keach chose the setting to be a television studio. Each and every aspect of these stage directions are easily compatible for making a film, which made it very simple for the director to transform the play. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Pirandello, Luigi. Six Characters in Search of an Author. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1998.
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author. 9 Nov. 2007. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc, St. Petersburg, Florida. 2 Dec. 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Characters_in_Search_of_an_Author>.

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