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Accidental Death of an Anarchist: Methuen Student Edition (Methuen Drama)

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In its first two years of production, Dario Fo's controversial farce, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world and is widely recognised as a classic of modern drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on political corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window.

This version of the play was premiered in London in 2003.

Commentary and notes by Joseph Farrell.

Dario Fo won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1997.

Commentary and notes by Joseph Farrell.
In its first two years of production, Dario Fo's controversial farce, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world and is widely recognised as a classic of modern drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on political corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, "fell" to his death from a police headquarters window.

This version of the play was premiered in London in 2003.

Fos subversive drama is based on a true-life story: a prisoner falls from a window at police headquarters which triggers a chain of events exposing the judicial and police corruption of 1970s Italy.

"The quality that makes Fo uniquely powerful [is] the ability to wring wild laughter out of insidious corruption."—The Guardian (UK)

"Simon Nye's witty translation updates and relocates the play suitably close to contemporary England. Fo is that rare thing, a far-left playwright with a popular, comic touch. And his stinging attack upon the black arts of government cover-up, manipulation and mendacity could not be more timely."—Evening Standard

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Student edition of Fo's landmark modern drama.

Synopsis:

Student edition of Fo's landmark modern drama.

Synopsis:

Fos subversive drama is based on a true-life story: a prisoner falls from a window at police headquarters which triggers a chain of events exposing the judicial and police corruption of 1970s Italy.

Synopsis:

Student edition of Fo’s subversive drama based on a true-life story. A prisoner falls from a window at police headquarters, leading to a chain of events in which the judicial and police corruption of 1970s Italy is thrown into relief. Includes text, notes, commentary and background.

Dario Fo was born in 1926. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997, he is a political activist and national hero, as well as Italy’s most famous living playwright.

Synopsis:

In its first two years of production, Dario Fo's controversial farce, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world and is widely recognised as a classic of modern drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on political corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window.

This version of the play was premiered in London in 2003.

Commentary and notes by Joseph Farrell.

About the Author

Dario Fo is admired throughout the world for his dazzling radical satires, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. Simon Nye is the award-winning writer of sit-coms such as Men Behaving Badly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413772671
Translator:
Nye, Simon
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Translator:
Nye, Simon
Author:
Nye, Simon
Author:
Fo, Dario
Author:
Farrell, Joseph
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Drama
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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Student edition of Fo's landmark modern drama.
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Student edition of Fo's landmark modern drama.
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Fos subversive drama is based on a true-life story: a prisoner falls from a window at police headquarters which triggers a chain of events exposing the judicial and police corruption of 1970s Italy.
"Synopsis" by ,

Student edition of Fo’s subversive drama based on a true-life story. A prisoner falls from a window at police headquarters, leading to a chain of events in which the judicial and police corruption of 1970s Italy is thrown into relief. Includes text, notes, commentary and background.

Dario Fo was born in 1926. Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997, he is a political activist and national hero, as well as Italy’s most famous living playwright.

"Synopsis" by ,

In its first two years of production, Dario Fo's controversial farce, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world and is widely recognised as a classic of modern drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on political corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window.

This version of the play was premiered in London in 2003.

Commentary and notes by Joseph Farrell.

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