Italian playwright Dario Fo, RIP

In this 1997 Italian video, playwright Dario Fo is interviewed in a car by Ambra Angiolini. Ms Angiolini then tells Fo the news that he has won the Nobel Prize for literature.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Italian Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo deceased

The Italian theater director, playwright and actor Dario Fo who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997, has died at the age of 90. …

The author wrote much of his work together with his wife Franca Rame. The Nobel Prize which he received in 1997, he called “our prize”. …

Fo based himself in his work on the Italian Commedia dell’arte, improvisational comedy mocking authorities. In his work he mocked popes, politicians and the Mafia.

He was indicted more than forty times for insult or defamation, and was arrested several times on stage. Because of his political activities he was not allowed in the United States and was censored for a long time by Italian television broadcasters.

Dario Fo’s plays in Belgium: here.

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  3. Friday 14th October 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    ITALIAN playwright Dario Fo, whose energetic mocking of his country’s political life, social mores and religion won him praise, scorn and the Nobel prize for literature, died yesterday morning at the age of 90.

    He died in Milan’s Luigi Sacco hospital after suffering respiratory complications from a pulmonary disease.

    Hospital consultant Dr Delfino Luigi Legnani said the veteran writer had been working on a new stage production with collaborators in his hospital room up until his final days.

    Mr Fo’s most famous work, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, was based on the fall from a police station window of a suspect who was being questioned over a 1969 Milan bank bombing.


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