Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello Biography

Playwright, Author (1867–1936)
Luigi Pirandello was a playwright, novelist and short story writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934.


With his invention of the “theater within the theater,” Luigi Pirandello became an important innovator in modern drama. Pirandello wrote over 50 plays, and his two greatest are Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) and Henry IV (1922), both of which made Pirandello widely known and influential and helped him win the Nobel Prize in 1934.

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