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A307 Drama: Six Characters in Search of an Author (BBC / The Open University, 1977)

In today’s post I will focus on the television production of a condensed version of Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) which was transmitted in a series of sixteen co-productions between The Open University and the BBC. These were shown on television as part of the course materials supporting the work of distance-learning students who were enrolled on the annual A307 Drama course (1977-1981). This production of Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore, which used Frederick May’s English translation first published by Heinemann in 1954, was one of the four A307 productions directed and produced by John Selwyn Gilbert. Continue reading

Emitron camera at Alexandra Palace