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Title Six Characters in Search of an Author Author Luigi Pirandello Nationality Sicilian Period and Setting in a theatre during present times or 1922 if wanting to be historically accurate but it is meant to be modern present day Synopsis A cast and crew of theatre people are getting ready to rehearse a Pirandello play when they are interrupted by a group of people claiming to be characters whose author has refused to give them life and they are looking for someone to stage their drama The Stage Manager is hesitant at first thinking them to be crazy but their story interests him enough that he agrees to give it a try So the characters begin to act out their story for the group First the father sent the mother to live with a man in the house that she had become friends with and kept their son and the mother moved away and had three more children and the son was sent to a wet nurse to be raised Eventually the man the mother was living with died and the family moved back to the town of the father but didnt get in touch with him They were poor so the mother went to work as a seamstress and the step-daughter as a prostitute One day she is working and the father comes in and almost gets it on with the step-daughter but the mother stops them in time Then the step-daughter goes to him and demands that he give them money and allow them to live in the house The son who has moved back in at this point in time is disgusted with this arrangement and shuns the family and disowns his mother This drives the young boy the step-son to muteness and is very hard on the rest of the family especially the mother Then one day after a confrontation between the mother and the son the son takes
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