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Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Artful Laughter
Ron Scott Jenkins
0893819476
October 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The Nobel prize-winning Italian dramatist Fo and his frequent collaborator, Franca Rame, have been eliciting laughter and thought for almost half a century both as writers and as actors. They are modern commedia dell'arte entertainers with a social, political, and historical conscience. Jenkins's joint study is a much-needed critical review of their work. As Fo's official American translator, Jenkins has worked closely with the texts and the artists for several years. In this book, he communicates his deep commitment to and appreciation of their work, covering their biographies, artistic development, and philosophy and surveying many major works. With its extensive text samples, performance photographs, and reproductions of Fo's paintings, this book is both comprehensive and thoughtful. An anthology of...


A Women Alone and Other Plays
Franca Rame
0413640302
Sept 2003
Paperback
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About the Author
One of the major theatrical artists of the 20th century, Italy's Dario Fo, togther with Franca Rame, his wife and creative partner, have been creating a theatrical foray uniquely their own for more than fifty years. One of the world's most produced playwrights, Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.


Dario Fo: People's Court Jester
Tony Mitchell
0413733203
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the first full-length critical study of the colorful Italian playwright, performer and political activist, Dario Fo.

About the Author
One of the major theatrical artists of the 20th century, Italy's Dario Fo, togther with Franca Rame, his wife and creative partner, have been creating a theatrical foray uniquely their own for more than fifty years. One of the world's most produced playwrights, Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.


Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Methuen Student Edition
Dario Fo
0413772675
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Student edition of Fo's subversive drama based on a true-life story. A prisoner falls from a window at police headquarters, leading to a chain of events in which the judicial and police corruption of 1970s Italy is thrown into relief. Includes text, notes, commentary and background.Dario Fo was born in 1926. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997, he is a political activist and national hero, as well as Italy's most famous living playwright.

About the Author
Dario Fo is admired throughout the world for his dazzling radical satires, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998.


Le commedie di Dario Fo, Vol. 2
Dario Fo
8806392220

Paperback
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Dario Fo
0413156109
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In its first two years of production, Dario Fo's notorious Accidental Death of An Anarchist was seen by over a half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world, and become a classic. A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969 fell to his death from a police headquaters window.

About the Author
One of the major theatrical artists of the 20th century, Italy's Dario Fo, togther with Franca Rame, his wife and creative partner, have been creating a theatrical foray uniquely their own for more than fifty years. One of the world's most produced playwrights, Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.


Morte Accidentale Di Un Anarchio
Dario Fo
0719038480
Dec 1997
(Paperback) - Italian
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Language Notes
Text: Italian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Dario Fo
Tom Behan
0745313574
Nov 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Behan, a lecturer in Italian studies at the University of Canterbury, has written the first political biography of Dario Fo, Europe's leading radical dramatist, and the recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature. Chapters 1, 2, and 6 provide biographical information about Fo, necessarily intermixed with background on Italy's postwar leftist political movements. Fo's greatest period--from 1968, when he broke with the commercial theater, until the late 1970s, when leftist movements began to wane--is recounted in particular detail. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 analyze (mostly in political terms) his most frequently performed theater pieces, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1969), Mistero Buffo (1968), and Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (1974). Behan, the author of a study of the Communist Party and the working class in Milan,...


We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! and Other Works, Vol. 1
Dario Fo
1559361824
September 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The Nobel prize-winning Italian dramatist Fo and his frequent collaborator, Franca Rame, have been eliciting laughter and thought for almost half a century both as writers and as actors. They are modern commedia dell'arte entertainers with a social, political, and historical conscience. Jenkins's joint study is a much-needed critical review of their work. As Fo's official American translator, Jenkins has worked closely with the texts and the artists for several years. In this book, he communicates his deep commitment to and appreciation of their work, covering their biographies, artistic development, and philosophy and surveying many major works. With its extensive text samples, performance photographs, and reproductions of Fo's paintings, this book is both comprehensive and thoughtful. An anthology of...


Abducting Diana
Dario Fo
1870259459
January 1994
Textbook Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian

About the Author
One of the major theatrical artists of the 20th century, Italy's Dario Fo, togther with Franca Rame, his wife and creative partner, have been creating a theatrical foray uniquely their own for more than fifty years. One of the world's most produced playwrights, Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.


Staging Dario Fo And Franca Rame
Stefania Taviano
075465401X
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas
Dario Fo
0802137776
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature, Dario Fo is one of the world's most important contemporary playwrights, forging subversive comedy, clowning, unusual linguistic experimentation, and brilliant playwriting into a comedy of complete originality. In a first-person monologue that bends and mutates language and historical fact, Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas is a brilliant, vividly imagined retelling of Christopher Columbus's voyage to America. Told by a last-minute conscript assigned to clean the shipboard pig stalls, who goes on to be adopted by a tribe of Indians and help them fight conquistadors, it posits a riotous alternate history in which the dynamics between native and white, male and female, history and comedy are never what they seem.


The Peasants' Bible and the Story of the Tiger
Dario Fo
0802140696
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Dario Fo is one of the world's most important contemporary playwrights, forging subversive wit and unusual linguistic experimentation into a comedy of complete originality. The Peasants' Bible is a collection of five monologues drawn from Italian folklore but filtered through Fo's delightfully singular lens-for example, an Adam and Eve who are passionately entwined like peas in a pod; a race between two classes of men struggling for power that resembles the legend of the Hare and the Tortoise-to form a Bible of the common man. In The Story of the Tiger, we find a Fourth Army soldier injured fighting Chiang Kai-shek's army, saved from starvation by being suckled by an enormous tiger, who then comes back to defeat Kai-shek by using model tigers in combat. Together the pieces are...


The Pope and the Witch and The First Miracle of the Infant Jesus
Dario Fo
1870259580
November 1997
Paperback
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About the Author
One of the major theatrical artists of the 20th century, Italy's Dario Fo, togther with Franca Rame, his wife and creative partner, have been creating a theatrical foray uniquely their own for more than fifty years. One of the world's most produced playwrights, Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.


Dario Fo
Joseph Farrell
0809323354
Nov 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Joseph Farrell and Antonio Scuderi present an international collection of essays reevaluating the multifaceted performance art of Nobel laureate Dario Fo. The contributors, all of whom either have previously published on Fo or have worked with him, are the major Dario Fo scholars of three continents. Going beyond the Marxist criticism of the 1970s and 1980s, the editors and contributors try to establish an appropriate language in which to debate Fo's theater. They seek to identify the core of Fo's work, the material that will be of lasting value. This involves locating Fo in history, examining the nature of his development through successive phases, incorporating his politics into a wider framework of radical dissent, and setting his theatrical achievements in a context and a tradition. The essays cover every aspect...


Tricks of the Trade
Dario Fo
0878300082
May 1991
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review
When Dario Fo won the 1997 Nobel Prize for literature, establishments everywhere erupted in anger. Here was an anticlerical, obscene, communist clown receiving the world's top literary accolade. As this collection of his essays and lectures shows, Fo has such a unique vision that his mission as clown/playwright requires him to be all those other things. What's interesting about The Tricks of the Trade is not his politics, but the incredible amount of research he's done on 2,000 years' worth of jesters, minstrels, and political clowns, whom he believes have changed the course of history.

Washington Post
"...Dario Fo, the provocative Italian winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize, is both playwright and actor, as well as an all-round iconoclast."

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