Henry IV (2019)

Henry IV Luigi Pirandello Tom Stoppard Henry IV In this meeting of two noted playwrights Tom Stoppard has made a new version of Luigi Pirandello s masterpiece of madness and sanity After a fall from his horse an Italian aristocrat wakes up believ
  • Title: Henry IV
  • Author: Luigi Pirandello Tom Stoppard
  • ISBN: 9780802141941
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
Henry IV Luigi Pirandello Tom Stoppard In this meeting of two noted playwrights, Tom Stoppard has made a new version of Luigi Pirandello s masterpiece of madness and sanity After a fall from his horse, an Italian aristocrat wakes up believing he is the medieval German emperor Henry IV Twenty years later the woman he once loved visits him, accompanied by her lover and psychiatrist, who plans to shock Henry bIn this meeting of two noted playwrights, Tom Stoppard has made a new version of Luigi Pirandello s masterpiece of madness and sanity After a fall from his horse, an Italian aristocrat wakes up believing he is the medieval German emperor Henry IV Twenty years later the woman he once loved visits him, accompanied by her lover and psychiatrist, who plans to shock Henry back to sanity But is Henry as mad as they think And what is madness anyway
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  1. amapola

    A tema c il complesso e inestricabile rapporto tra finzione e verit , persona e personaggio, realt e fuga da essa Enrico IV vittima non solo della pazzia dapprima autentica e poi consapevolmente simulata , ma anche della propria incapacit impossibilit di adeguarsi ad una realt che non gli si conf pi.Ma nel gioco tragicomico tra identit e finzione, in cui niente sembra vero, implicato il desiderio di un possibile impossibile istante di verit affermata e vissuta senza maschere Ho sentito il testo [...]

  2. Davide

    Visto al teatro Carignano di Torino il 13 febbraio 2018, con Carlo Cecchi che fa adattamento, regia e protagonista Angelica Ippolito la marchesa Matilde Spina , Chiara Mancuso sua figlia Frida , Remo Stella il marchese Carlo Di Nolli , Roberto Trifir il barone Tito Belcredi , Gigio Morra il dottor Dionisio Genoni , Federico Brugnone, Matteo Lai, Dario Iubatti e Davide Giordano i quattro servitori finti consiglieri segreti di Enrico IV Quasi un secolo dopo il grande successo teatrale di Pirandell [...]

  3. Praj

    Pirandello was a complex and bizarre man when it came to penning down personality narrations His works on theatrical post modern genres are not only mesmerizing but quite baffling at times.Henry IV is an engrossing masquerade about an actor protagonist of a play who goes crazy after being knocked off his horse The actor then wanders in a deluded world owing to the persona of Henry IV a character he used to play before the ill fated mishap spanning over twelve years after the fall Thus he then pr [...]

  4. Meenakshi

    Madness is bae PHamlet Haider Joker Shakespeare Pirandello I love madness and the way it plays on people The way it is used to send a message.A mad man is free In the masquerade of human life where everyone has than one face, a mad man needs no mask.

  5. Tony

    HENRY IV 1922 Luigi Pirandello Here is another popular play by this Nobel Prize winning Sicilian playwright that explores themes of reality and madness After a confusing bit in the beginning, we finally learn that his protagonist has lost his mind after a fall from a horse while playing in a masquerade He then believes that he is the medieval German emperor Henry IV This delusion is fortified by a wealthy relative who surrounds him with a diverse costumed group of servants and courtiers that al [...]

  6. Carmen

    Un dramma travolgente, in cui la sofferenza del protagonista tangibile Sono riuscita ad immaginare ogni dettaglio, grazie alle accuratissime descrizioni.

  7. Monica

    Stiamo studiando il terzo atto alla facolt , davvero complesso ed molto difficile a capire, ma esprime tante idee e tanti concetti filosofici, come per esempio, la pazzia vera confidarsi con qualcuno I temi del tradimento e della fugacit del tempo sono ben tratti, si pu capire come Enrico sente, dopo che la vita gli era passata, e dopo aver perso il suo posto nel cuore della donna amato, e nella societ perch tutti gli ritenevano pazzo Tutto gli era cambiato dopo il giorno disgraziato.

  8. Soha Seliem

    Very perplexing it s about sanity and insanity and how the fine line between them gets somewhat blurry at times this work mocks the certainty and seriousness with which people act or consider themselves in life in general loved the second act best.

  9. Shayma'a

    Then, happy low, lie down uneasy lies the head that wears crown For he is gracious if he be observ d.He hath a tear for pity and a handOpen as day for melting charity 2780Yet notwithstanding, being incens d, he is flint As humorous as winter, and as suddenAs flaws congealed in the spring of day.His temper, therefore, must be well observ d.Chide him for faults, and do it reverently, 2785When you perceive his blood inclin d to mirth But, being moody, give him line and scopeTill that his passions . [...]

  10. Keith

    The clothes make the man And in this case it is the 11th century robes of the German Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV The plot in brief At a costume party a man whose real name is never told falls from a horse and wakes up believing he is Henry IV Twenty years later, his cousin and others come to his home to shock him out of his delusion Identity, self and madness are all called in question in this brief play The wonderfully tight plot pulls all these elements together in strange yet revealing settin [...]

  11. Ali

    One of the most progressive writers of 20th century with a wonderful revolutionary look on human and history 1335 1341 .

  12. krystal

    Pirandello has a way of writing that feels as if the reader is intruding on his own personal turmoil which, given the institutionalization of his wife and the extreme depression he suffered after his huge financial losses in the mining business, were numerous sometimes the words on the page are so genuinely personal and true that Pirandello is Henry IV Monologuing in the words of a half crazy, half lucid, and all tumultuously violent man stuck in the dichotomous realities of his mind and compani [...]

  13. Iain

    With Pirandello s later plays he really began to alter the idea of what dramatical works could be in the first half of the 20th century Pirandello s work predates the theater of the absurd movement that would become prevalent in post war drama Instead of focusing on the outright absurdity of the dialogue and characters actions as many in that latter movement did, Pirandello incorporated the audience into his works had his characters challenge the very notion of a play itself.In this play a man s [...]

  14. Stephanie

    Well, tis no matter Honour pricks me on Yea, but how if honor prick me off when I come on How then Can honor set to a leg no Or an arm no Or take away the grief of a wound No Honor hath no skill in surgery, then No What is honor A word What is in that word honor What is that honor Air A trim reckoning Who hath it He that died o Wednesday Doth he feel it No Doth he hear it No Tis insensible, then Yea, to the dead But will it not live with the living No Why Detraction will not suffer it Therefore, [...]

  15. Elisabetta

    E davvero difficile commentare un testo teatrale che si presta a molte riflessioni.Pirandello riesce, con un colpo di penna e probabilmente qualche bravo attore a stravolgere i punti di vista.Entriamo nella storia pian piano, in punta di piedi e creiamo la nostra opinione, che viene immediatamente e inaspettatamente stravolta nell atto successivo.Non essendo una grande estimatrice dei testi teatrali dei quali, lo ammetto, preferisco vedere la rappresentazione, ritengo per che le opere di Pirande [...]

  16. Greg

    Pirandello is an absolute master His Six Characters in Search of an Author is one of my favorite dramas of all time Enrico IV falls in the same line reality and illusion are not necessarily distinguishable from each other, and are subject to the human characters choosing to participate He takes the act of drama itself as the catalyst for this exploration, to stunning effects The story never seems strained, and the language flies off the page I have too many favorite lines to list them here fanta [...]

  17. Lucinda Taylor

    3.5 stars This was pleasantly good, and I honestly enjoyed it than I thought I would The plot was genius and, even if it was not very long, all the characters were well developed, their feelings reliable.Nonetheless, the beginning was a bit slow and I didn t quite get the ending I think it was a little bit off tone compared to the rest Still, this was a really nice read, and I would recommend it if you want to start getting into plays

  18. Andrés Culebro

    Enrique IV est loco O los locos son todos los dem s Una obra que juega con el concepto de la locura y los llamados locos Como dice el personaje, Benditos sean ellos Los locos construyen sin l gica, o con una l gica propia que vuela como una pluma Una obra divertida y fascinante donde la realidad se vuelve una verdadera locura Pirandello nos afirma una frase de Lewis Carroll Est loco, pero te dire un secreto las mejores personas lo est n.

  19. Geoff Sebesta

    Oddly cute.Not what I expected at all, because I thought I was going to read about Henry IV of England Still, it was an unexpected delight I read somewhere recently that what novelists really have to sell is omniscience This play certainly fits that bill.There was a whole lot of cliche, but I guess that s normal with classics If it wasn t a cliche before it was written, it was after.

  20. Jack Hrkach

    This, and not Six Characters, is my favorite play by Pirandello hands down I won t write at length about it, as the plot is tricky and must be related in some detail but if you like the idea of truth vs illusion George did, Martha didn t in a recent play you will be on the edge of your seat, whether at a performance but it s a bitch to get right or reading it when you can imagine your own performance, often as much fun as seeing one

  21. Lauracio

    Letto o riletto ho una vera lacuna mnesica in occasione dello spettacolo Teatrale di stasera Pirandello delizia il cervello del lettore con questi dialoghi secchi e complessi che arricchiscono di filosofia una storia semplicissima a livello di trama Pura manna per la mente.

  22. Jess

    Read this Technically a reread, because I ve read Enrico IV in Italian, but this was the first time I d read the Stoppard one, which has a nice modern tone to it while maintaining the feeling of the play.

  23. Tina

    Having recently re read a different translation from, I believe, the 1950s , of this, one of my favorite plays, I was interested in seeing how the Tom Stoppard version would differ The tone is modern, but the intentions remain, and it was definitely a smoother read Still brilliant

  24. Adi

    The story was good and creative The main character survives after an accident only to spend the next 20 years believing that he s an ancient German emperor I also liked the climax, as some unexpected revelations were disclosed.

  25. Giovanni Cerasani

    Un altro tassello, forse meno immediatamente comprensibile di altri, della tipica riflessione pirandelliana sulle maschere indossate dall Io Per ricordarci che, in fondo, meglio essere disprezzati che osannati per ci che non siamo.

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