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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 a middle-aged free spirit, with 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.

Translations and adaptations

This was probably the play that was translated into English as The Idler by Con de Villiers in the mid 1920s and performed with his students at the University of Stellenbosch, featuring, inter alia, Hélène Botha.

Performance history in South Africa


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