The Pirandello Theatre Society


Luigi Pirandello

Playwright, Author (1867-1936)

In 1934, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre." (Presentation Speech by the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy).     

Luigi Pirandello, born in Agrigento, Sicily 1867, was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short-story writer. 


Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short-stories and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd.