Accidental Death of an Anarchist
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo
Book DescriptionIn its first two years of production in Italy, Dario Fo's notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world, and become a classic of twentieth-century drama. 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 headquarters window. 'I ought to warn you that the author of this sick little play, Dario Fo, has the traditional, irrational hatred of the police common to all narrowminded left-wingers and so I shall, no doubt, be the unwilling butt of endless anti-authoritarian jibes.' (Inspector Bertozzo, Central Italian Police HQ) 'A marvellous concept: a zany political farce.' (Michael Billington) This edition has been adapted by Gavin Richards from Gillian Hanna's translation and features an introduction by Stuart Hood and a preface by Dario Fo.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413156105
(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dario Fo
My First Seven Years (plus a few more), Paperback (March 2006)
"My First Seven Years (plus a few more)" is Dario Fo's memoir of his formative years. Born in 1926 and growing up between the wars, Fo witnessed the struggles between Fascists and Partisans in the mountainous north. He fills his work with anecdotes, characters and sketches that were his inspiration.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Paperback (October 2003)
Highly contentious and subversive at the time of its first production in Milan in 1970, this has since become one of Fo's best known and translated text. Based on a true story it throws in to relief the judicial and police corruption of 1970s Italy. Simon Nyes's superb translation brings out the parallels with our situation today.
We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! and Other Plays, Paperback / softback (May 2000)» View all books by Dario Fo
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Author Biography - Dario Fo
A popular and controversial playwright, actor and director, Dario Fo has earned international acclaim for his political satires and farces, and has led the field in political satire in Europe for over thirty years. His best known plays include Accidental Death of an Anarchist, We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, and Orgasmo Adulto Escapes from the Zoo. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997 for "emulating the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden."
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