The original text
Set in 19th century Sicily, it tells of the life of Liolà, a middle-aged free spirit, father of three boys, each by a different mother, who wanders from town to town, seeking to engage with nature.
It was Pirandello's first play and premiered on November 4, 1916, in the Teatro Argentina, Rome.
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Performance history in South Africa
1925/6?: A play called The Idler, ascribed to Pirandello, performed by a student company at the University of Stellenbosch, directed by Con de Villiers in the mid 1920s featuring, inter alia, Hélène Botha. This was most probably an English version of Liolà .
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