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Accidental Death of an Anarchist (91 Edition)by Dario Fo
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"I ought to warn you that the author of this sick little play, Dario Fo, has the traditional, irrational hatred of the police common to all narrowminded left-wingers and so I shall, no doubt, be the unwilling butt of endless anti-authoritarian jibes"—Inspector Bertozzo, Central Italian Police HQ
In its first two years of production, Fo's notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world and become a classic. A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, "fell" to his death from a police headquarters window.
"A marvelous concept: a zany political farce..."—Michael Billington, Guardian
"Fo's play absorbs social indignation into mainstream Italian comedy"—Irving Wardle, The Times
In its first two years of production in Italy, Dario Fo's notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world, and become a classic of twentieth-century drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window.
This edition has been adapted by Gavin Richards from Gillian Hanna's translation and features an introduction by Stuart Hood and a preface by Dario Fo.
About the Author
Dario Fo (b.1926) is a Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright.
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