About Face: A Political Farce

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Samuel French, Inc., 1989 - Italian drama - 93 pages

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About the author (1989)

Dario Fo was born in Sangiano, Lombardy, Italy on March 24, 1926. He was educated at the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan. During World War II, he was conscripted into the army but fled and went into hiding with the help of his parents, who were active in the resistance. After the war, he became a stage designer but eventually became a playwright, director, and performer. He wrote more than 80 plays including Mistero Buffo (Comic Mystery), Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Fedayin, The Open Couple and an Ordinary Day, The Pope and the Witch, and Plays, Two written with his wife Franca Rame. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997. He died on October 13, 2016 at the age of 90.

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