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

Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: Methuen Drama


Category: Drama

Page: 382

View: 5164

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: 1996

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.

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

Author: Gaetana Marrone,Paolo Puppa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135455295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1504

View: 4924

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.

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

View: 4905

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

Set the Stage!

Teaching Italian Through Theater

Author: Nicoletta Marini-Maio,Colleen Ryan-Scheutz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300152752

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 3258

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.

Dario Fo and Franca Rame

harlequins of the revolution

Author: Joseph Farrell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 9542

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.

Sans blââgue!

clown as protagonist in twentieth-century theatre

Author: Donald Cameron McManus

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1717


Reimagining American Theatre

Author: Robert Brustein

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1466805412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

View: 9951

In his collection of essays and reviews, Robert Brustein makes the argument that the American Theatre is enjoying a renaissance that has not been unacknowledged.

Dario Fo

People's Court Jester

Author: Tony Mitchell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408148641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 532

View: 6355

The first and only full-length critical study of Dario Fo, the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature Winner This book, now extensively rewritten and updated, remains the only full-length critical study to cover various phases of Dario Fo's theatrical career. It looks at Fo's political influences and also the influence on his work of various theatrical motifs, including the great clown traditions which stretch back to the middle ages. The political work of Dario Fo and his wife/collaborator Franca Rame is charted from the 1960s up to the present to give the reader clear insight into this playwright/performer's unique literary and theatrical strengths. Each of Fo's plays and productions is discussed at length and the author has included an extensive and updated bibliography which includes full production details, quotes and writings about Fo. Always a popular performer in his native Italy, Fo has been one of the world's most performed dramatists. In the author's words: he is the "people's court jester".

Frae Ither Tongues

Essays on Modern Translations Into Scots

Author: Bill Findlay

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853597008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 9057

This collection of essays represents the first extended analysis of the nature and practice of modern translation into Scots. It comprises essays of two complementary kinds: reflections by translators on their practice in a given work, and critical analyses of the use of Scots in representative translations. The twelve essays cover poetry, fiction, drama and folk ballads, and translations from Greek, Latin, Chinese, Italian, French, Russian, Danish, Romanesco and Quebecois.

Dario Fo

Revolutionary Theatre

Author: Tom Behan

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745313573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

View: 9837

The first political biography of Europe's leading radical playwright and winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.

A woman alone & other plays

Author: Franca Rame,Dario Fo

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Drama

Page: 206

View: 5355

"The pieces are comic, grotesque, on purpose.First of all because we women have been crying for two thousand years. So let's laugh now, even at ourselves."-Franca Rame."Escaping domestic servitude to enjoy free love; the assault on body and spirit of a gang rape; the joys and vicissitudes of a day and a night on the razzle: in the skillful hands of Gillian Hanna, who also translates Franca Rame and Daria Fo's sparkling plays, this becomes the dramatic stuff of women's lives."-Ann McFerran, Time Out.Edited by Stuart Hood and translated by: Gillian Hanna, who performed a selection of pieces to great critical acclaim at the Half Moon Theatre, London in 1989; Ed Emery, political activist and translator of Fo's Mistero Buffo; and Christopher Cairns, Italianist and Reader in Italian Drama, at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth.

Semiotics 1980

Author: Michael Herzfeld,Margot D. Lenhart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468491377

Category: Philosophy

Page: 606

View: 462

This volume contains the majority of the papers presented at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, held in Lubbock, Texas, October 16-19, 1980. The varied styles topics, methodologies, and intellectual traditions represented here reflect the current state of flux in semiotics--a healthy chaos, in which new ideas vie for survival and experiment is at a premium. Because of this variety, we have kept our editorial in terventions to a minimum. In addition, we have refrained from imposing any topical classification. While we could have used the panel titles as a taxonomic principle, this would not have produced a sufficiently even format. We have therefore uti lized the alphabetical order of authors' surnames as being os tensibly the least "loaded." These Proceedings represent a current view of the "semi otic scene," especially in the U.S.A. They also include some work representative of architectural semiotics from the U.K. We have tried to bring the volume to publication rapidly, since the immediacy of the contents would seem to be the pri mary asset of any such project. We would like to express the Society's collective grati tude to the 1980 Program Committee chaired by Richard Bauman (University of Texas-Austin), the Lubbock Local Arrangements Committee chaired by Nancy P. Hickerson (Texas Tech Universi ty), and our special thanks to Laurel Phipps of the School of Continuing Education at Texas Tech University.

Ragazzi, was habe ich verpasst?


Author: Paolo Sorrentino

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841203582

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 9311

Canzoni, Koks und Kakerlaken So dürfte ein Nicht-Italiener niemals über Italien reden: Es zöge einen Krieg nach sich. Das gefeierte Romandebüt des italienischen Tarantino ist zugleich eine Liebeserklärung an Neapel und eine schamlose, unverblümte und urkomische Abrechnung mit dem Italien Berlusconis. Der Schlagersänger Tony Pagoda ist der Archetyp des Italieners: sympathisches Großmaul, Womanizer und hemmungsloser Hedonist, dabei ein Quell ebenso simpler wie komplexer Lebensweisheiten, die er zu jeder Gelegenheit mit trockenem neapolitanischem Mutterwitz von sich gibt. Doch nach zwanzig rauschhaften Jahren des Erfolgs bricht er alle Brücken ab und zieht sich nach Brasilien zurück. Bis nach weiteren zwei Jahrzehnten fast mönchischen Daseins der Abgeordnete Fabio mit einem Helikopter auf seinem Dach landet, um ihn nach Italien zurückzuholen, weil Pagoda in der Silvesternacht für ihn singen soll. So landet der Star knisternder Langspielplatten im Italien der Millenniumswende, in dem sich – wieder einmal – alles geändert hat und doch alles gleich geblieben ist.