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

Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: N.A

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.
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Mistero Buffo

The Collected Plays of Dario Fo

Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: Theatre Communications Grou

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 169

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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.
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No Kidding!

Clown as Protagonist in Twentieth-century Theatre

Author: Donald McManus

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138085

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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No Kidding! Clown as Protagonist in Twentieth-Century Theater examines the way clown was transformed into a serious character in twentieth-century theater. Modernist theater practitioners recognized that clown's approach to performance is profoundly different from other modes of theatrical representation. The paradox of clown, a traditionally marginal, comic character thrust into center stage as the focus of the agon, provided a stimulating new way to renovate tragedy. Experiments with clown by Jean Cocteau, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Giorgio Strehler, Dario Fo, and Roberto Benigni are examined as a means of exploring how and why clown became, in contemporary theater and film, a character from whom audiences expect philosophizing, angst, or political criticism as much as physical comedy and fractured language.
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Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L

Author: O. Classe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964367

Category: Authors

Page: 1714

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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.
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Sans blââgue!

clown as protagonist in twentieth-century theatre

Author: Donald Cameron McManus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Dario Fo and Franca Rame

harlequins of the revolution

Author: Joseph Farrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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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.
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