WorldCat Identities

Abba, Marta

Overview
Works: 51 works in 137 publications in 3 languages and 3,207 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Drama  Sources  History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marta Abba
Tonight we improvise : a drama in three acts by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one knows how : a drama in three acts by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To find oneself. Trovarsi by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in Italian and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nuova colonia : mito : prologo e tre atti by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caro maestro-- : lettere a Luigi Pirandello (1926-1936) by Marta Abba( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quando si è qualcuno, La favola del figlio cambiato, I giganti della montagna by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is accused of trying to pass as white in a Southern town in the 30s
L'amica delle mogli : commedia in tre atti by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirandello, l'uomo segreto by Federico Vittore Nardelli( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in Italian and French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonight we improvise by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere a Marta Abba by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana and Tuda; a drama in three acts by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in Italian and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come tu mi vuoi. Commedia in tre atti by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quando si è qualcuno, rappresentazione in tre atti by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirandello's love letters to Marta Abba by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In February 1925, the 58-year-old world-famous playwright Luigi Pirandello met Marta Abba, an unknown, beautiful actress less than half his age, and fell in love with her. She was to become, until his death in December 1936, not only his confidante but also his inspiring muse and artistic collaborator, helping him in his plans to reform Italian theater under the Fascist regime. Pirandello's love for the young actress was neither a literary infatuation nor a form of fatherly affection, but rather an unfulfilled, desperate passion that secretly consumed him during the last decade of his life. Bitterly disillusioned by the conditions of the theatrical world in Italy, Pirandello and Abba shared a dream of going abroad to earn their fortune and returning to Italy with the means to establish a national theater dedicated to high artistic standards. In March 1929, when Marta finally yielded to family pressure and left Pirandello alone in Berlin to revive her Italian stage career and to end rumors over their involvement, he endured a devastating heartbreak and fell into a life-threatening depression - more profound and long-lasting than any of his biographers have yet imagined."
As you desire me by Luigi Pirandello( )

3 editions published between 1948 and 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elma is a singer in a sleazy 1930s Berlin nightclub. Having suffered an appalling assault during the First World War, she has no memory of her former life. A man appears and tells her that she is, in fact, the wife of an Italian aristocrat, and a new life awaits her. But when she goes to Italy to pursue this dream, she is greeted only by problems and disappointments. Pirandello uses this story to explore the mysteries of identity and memory, themes that preoccupied him throughout his life."--Jacket
[L'Amico delle mogli.] The Wives' Friend. A drama in three acts ... Translated ... by Marta Abba by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mountain Giants and other plays ... Translated ... by Marta Abba by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Non si sa come.] No one knows how. A drama in three acts ... Translated ... by Marta Abba by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Quando si è qualcuno.] When one is Somebody. A play in three acts. Translated ... by Marta Abba by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Questa sera si recita a soggetto.] Tonight we improvise. A drama in three acts ... Revised and rewritten by Marta Abba by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lettere a Marta Abba
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Alternative Names
Marta Abba actrice italienne

Marta Abba actriță italiană

Marta Abba actriu italiana

Marta Abba actriz italiana

Marta Abba attrice italiana

Marta Abba Italiaans actrice (1900-1988)

Marta Abba Italian actress

Marta Abba italienische Schauspielerin

Martha Abba

Марта Абба итальянская актриса

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מרתה אבה שחקנית איטלקייה

مارتا أبا

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मार्ता अब्बा

マルタ・アッバ

Languages
Italian (67)

English (37)

French (1)