Fo Plays: 1

Mistero Buffo; Accidental Death...; Trumpets and Raspberries; Virtuous Burglar; One Was Nude...

Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: Methuen Drama


Category: Drama

Page: 382

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Mistero Buffo, or The Comic Mysteries, is based on research into mediaeval mystery plays; The Accidental Death of an Anarchist concerns the "accidental" (or not) death of an anarchist railwork who "fell" (or was pushed) to his death from a police headquarters window in 1969; Trumpets and Raspberries is "A deeply subversive farce" (The Guardian) in which the boss of Italy's biggest car manufacturer FIAT, is mistaken for a left wing terrorist.

Mistero Buffo

The Collected Plays of Dario Fo

Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: Theatre Communications Grou


Category: Drama

Page: 169

View: 7450

Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo's one-man tour de force, in which he creates his own subversive version of Biblical stories. Infused with the rhythmic drive of a jazz improvisation, the immediacy of a newspaper headline, and the epic scope of a historical novel, Fo and his wife/collaborator Franca Rame have performed Mistero Buffo throughout the world to over 10 million people. One of the major theatrical artists of the twentieth century, Italy's Dario Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. Ron Jenkins' translations of Dario Fo have been performed across the country. He is the theater department chair at Wesleyan University.

Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation 1929-2016

An Annotated Bibliography, 1929–2016

Author: Robin Healey

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487502923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1104

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This annotated enumerative bibliography lists all English-language translations of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Italian literature.

Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L

Author: O. Classe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964367

Category: Authors

Page: 1714

View: 4279

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

Author: Gaetana Marrone,Paolo Puppa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135455295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1504

View: 9121

The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.

Sans blââgue!

clown as protagonist in twentieth-century theatre

Author: Donald Cameron McManus

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Dario Fo and Franca Rame

harlequins of the revolution

Author: Joseph Farrell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 2665

This biography examines the life and work of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, parties to a unique relationship which draws its strength and inspiration from the old traditions of the harlequin and Commedia dell'Arte.

Set the Stage!

Teaching Italian Through Theater

Author: Nicoletta Marini-Maio,Colleen Ryan-Scheutz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 405

View: 9311

Set the Stage! is a collection of essays on teaching Italian language, literature, and culture through theater. From theoretical background to course models, this book provides all the resources that teachers and students need to incorporate the rich and abundant Italian theater tradition into the curriculum. Features of the book include • the “Director's Handbook,” a comprehensive guide with detailed instructions for every step of the process, from choosing a text to the final performance, • an exclusive interview with Nobel laureate Dario Fo, • a foreword by prize-winning author Dacia Maraini.