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The fourth wall's fall

May 21, 2006

APPARENTLY Ken Bloom has never heard of playwright Luigi Pirandello, who, post Aeschylus and pre-O'Neill, wrote the 1921 hit "Six Characters in Search of an Author," in which addressing the audience is most prominent ["Are You Talkin' to Me?" May 14]. It is the first substantive use of this anti-convention in modern theater.

LONNIE BURR

San Clemente

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