Contents and Arrangement

1923-1939, 1923-1939

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of correspondence between Pirandello and the Italian actress Marta Abba, who spent much of her life interpreting his plays. Pirandello's forty-three plays, as well as other literary works, are discussed in the correspondence, which reveals the special "maestro-disciple" relationship shared by the couple. She died in 1988.

His original letters are listed below (Boxes 1-6). Abba retained the originals of her letters to him, but supplied the photocopies noted in Boxes 7 and 8.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The original letters by Abba to Pirandello were retained by her.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

1923-1939; Luigi Pirandello Correspondence with Marta Abba, TC098, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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