Fo Plays: 1: Mistero Buffo; Accidental Death...; Trumpets and Raspberries; Virtuous Burglar; One Was Nude...

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Bloomsbury USA, Mar 9, 1992 - Drama - 382 pages

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.

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User Review  - atreic - LibraryThing

Studied Accidental Death of an Anarchist when at school, so wanted to re-read it. Still left feeling I don't really Get It though - not enough history and political awareness _and_ a dislike of farce ... Read full review

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User Review  - RRHowell - LibraryThing

Fo is pretty amazing, witty, incisive. I particularly like Misterio Buffo. I have never seen it performed, though I have worked on it for monologues and done readings. Read full review

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

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