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Luigi Pirandello

Italian writer Luigi Pirandello was one of the 20th century's great dramatists, known especially for his play Six Characters in Search of an Author. A Sicilian, he studied in Rome before earning his d…

1962–1963 Obie Awards

Best Production (Play)Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an AuthorBest Production (Musical)The Boys From SyracuseBest DirectorAlan Schneider, The Pinter PlaysBest ActorGeorge C. Sco…

Alessandro Volta

Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta was the Italian physicist who built the first electrochemical battery. He first gained fame across Europe in 1775 with his electrophorus, a charge-gen…

La Bohème

Music:Giacomo PucciniLibretto:Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri MurgerPremiere:Turin, February 1, 1896 Puccini's most expressive opera d…

Biographies

Selected Biographies A to Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z More Biographies Don…

Fair Verona

The Question: The story of Romeo and Juliet happened in Verona. Is there any place or thing in Verona, in connection to the play, that I could go see? …

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo PucciniArchive PhotosMusic:Giacomo PucciniLibretto:Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi IllicaPremiere:Milan, February 17, 1904 One of the world's most popular operas, Madama Butterfly passionat…

Tosca

Music:Giacomo PucciniLibretto:Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi IllicaPremiére:Rome, January 14, 1900 Flamboyant Tosca opens in a church, where the artist Cavaradossi paints a Mary Magdalen po…

Writers

Achebe, Rousseau, Yourcenar, and more A-B | C | D-F | G-H | I-L | M-N | O-P | R-S | T-Z Achebe, Chinua Adams, Henry Addison, Joseph Aesop Agee, James Agno…

1932 Olympics

Los AngelesTop 10 StandingsLeading Medal WinnersTrack & FieldSwimmingTeam SportsBoxingCyclingEquestrianFencingGymnasticsModern PentathlonRowingWeightliftingFreestyle WrestlingGreco-Roman W…