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==The original text==
 
==The original text==
  
Set in 19th century Sicily, it tells of the life of a middle-aged free spirit, with three boys, each by a different mother, who wanders from town to town, seeking to engage with nature.  
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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.  
  
The play premiered on November 4, 1916, in the Teatro Argentina, Rome.  
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It was Pirandello's first play and premiered on November 4, 1916, in the Teatro Argentina, Rome
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''[[Liolà]]'' was originally written in the Sicilian dialect known as "Agrigento", and premiered on November 4, 1916, in the Teatro Argentina, Rome.  It was translated into Italian by Pirandello himself in 1928, and later totally reworked for the 1937 Italian stage version.
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
  
Probably the play that was translated into English as ''[[The Idler]]'' by [[Con de Villiers]] in the 1920s and performed with his students at the [[University of Stellenbosch]], featuring, ''inter alia'', [[Hélène Botha]].  
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Apparently English versions were usually retainhed the Italian title, though this was probably the play that was performed in English as ''[[The Idler]]'' in South Africa by [[Con de Villiers]] and his students at the [[University of Stellenbosch]] in the mid 1920s - possibly a version by De Villiers himself. (See below.)
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Twice filmed as ''[[Liolà]]'' (by Alessandro Blasetti in 1963 and by Gabriele Lavia in 2005).
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
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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 ]]''.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liol%C3%A0
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liol%C3%A0
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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279657237_On_Pirandello's_versions_of_Liola
  
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]

Latest revision as of 09:48, 21 December 2019

Liolà is a Sicilian comedy by Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936)[1]

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.

Liolà was originally written in the Sicilian dialect known as "Agrigento", and premiered on November 4, 1916, in the Teatro Argentina, Rome. It was translated into Italian by Pirandello himself in 1928, and later totally reworked for the 1937 Italian stage version.

Translations and adaptations

Apparently English versions were usually retainhed the Italian title, though this was probably the play that was performed in English as The Idler in South Africa by Con de Villiers and his students at the University of Stellenbosch in the mid 1920s - possibly a version by De Villiers himself. (See below.)

Twice filmed as Liolà (by Alessandro Blasetti in 1963 and by Gabriele Lavia in 2005).

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 .

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Pirandello

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liol%C3%A0

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279657237_On_Pirandello's_versions_of_Liola

Go to ESAT Bibliography

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