Six Characters in Search of an Author

In popular culture

Spoofs of, or references to, the play include:

  • In the Mr. Mulliner story "Best Seller" (1930) by P.G. Wodehouse, a play called Six Corpses in Search of an Undertaker is mentioned.
  • "Six Charlies in Search of an Author" (1956) – an episode of the British radio comedy The Goon Show
  • "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" (1961) – an episode of the American TV series The Twilight Zone
  • "Five Characters in Search of a Madman!" (1976) – Issue #169 of Fantastic Four Volume 1
  • An Author in Search of Six Characters (1984–85) – the second volume of Giuseppe Bergman's adventures, by Italian adult meta-comic book creator Milo Manara
  • "Two Characters in Search of a Country Song" (1994) – a Magnetic Fields song
  • Eight Characters in Search of a Sitcom (2003) – starring Ed Asner, James L. Brooks, Georgia Engel, Valerie Harper and Gavin MacLeod, written and directed by Matthew Asner and Matthew Gold[13]
  • "Five Characters in Search of an Author" (2007) – a phase of The Simpsons Game
  • "Six Characters in Search of a House" (2008) – an episode of the American animated TV series King of the Hill
  • "12 Characters in Search of an Apocalypse: On the Road" (2017) – essay by American author Andrew Boyd[14] that was turned into a travelling conversation / performance.[15]
  • The BBC drama Staged (2020) features David Tennant and Michael Sheen attempting to rehearse the play via internet video conferencing during a period of Covid-19 lockdown.[16]

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