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Publisher Comments:

Dario Fo is Italy's leading contemporary playwright and performer, renowned throughout the world for his dazzling radical satires

Can't Pay Won't Pay is set in Milan, but "the problems are desperately familiar…Fo-faced farce wears a broad smile and proceeds at breathtaking speed" (Michael Coveney, Financial Times); Elizabeth "It portrays our last Tudor monarch in Fo's characteristically rollicking vein…A triumph for Gillian Hanna as translator" (Marin Hoyle, Financial Times); The Open Couple and An Ordinary Day, written with Franca Rame, deal wittily with the fate of women in a society in which both the social system in which they live and its dominant ideology are shaped by men.

Synopsis:

This collection of plays brings together a political farce, "Can't Pay? Won't Pay!", and "Elizabeth", a radical reinterpretation of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, along with "The Open Couple" and "An Ordinary Day", intimate one-act dramas written in collaboration with Fo's wife Franca Rame.

Synopsis:

Dario Fo"gives even the wildest gags a political flavor."-Guardian

Can't Pay? Won't Pay!: "This is no gloomy agitprop. Fo-faced farce wears a broad smile and proceeds at breathtaking speed."-Financial Times

Elizabeth: "Portrays our last Tudor monarch in Fo's characteristically rollicking vein ... A triumph for Gillian Hanna as a translator."-Financial Times

The Open Coupleand An Ordinary Day, written with Franca Rame, deal wittily with the fate of women in a society shaped by men.

Synopsis:

Dario Fo "gives even the wildest gags a political flavor."—Guardian

Can't Pay? Won't Pay!: "This is no gloomy agitprop. Fo-faced farce wears a broad smile and proceeds at breathtaking speed."—Financial Times

Elizabeth: "Portrays our last Tudor monarch in Fo's characteristically rollicking vein ... A triumph for Gillian Hanna as a translator."—Financial Times

The Open Couple and An Ordinary Day, written with Franca Rame, deal wittily with the fate of women in a society shaped by men.

About the Author

One of the major theatrical artists of the 20th century, Italy's Dario Fo, togther with Franca Rame, his wife and creative partner, have been creating a theatrical foray uniquely their own for more than fifty years. One of the world's most produced playwrights, Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Table of Contents

Can't pay? Won't pay! --Elizabeth --The open couple /written with Franca Rame --An ordinary day /written with Franca Rame.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413680204
Subtitle:
Can't Pay? Won't Pay!, Elizabeth, The Open Couple, and An Ordinary Day
Author:
Fo, Dario
Author:
Hood, Stuart
Publisher:
A & C Black
Location:
London :
Subject:
General Drama
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Contemporary Dramatists
Series Volume:
103-383
Publication Date:
20040401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
eng
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
285
Dimensions:
7.00 x 5.00 in

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Product details 285 pages METHUEN DRAMA - English 9780413680204 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This collection of plays brings together a political farce, "Can't Pay? Won't Pay!", and "Elizabeth", a radical reinterpretation of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, along with "The Open Couple" and "An Ordinary Day", intimate one-act dramas written in collaboration with Fo's wife Franca Rame.
"Synopsis" by , Dario Fo"gives even the wildest gags a political flavor."-Guardian

Can't Pay? Won't Pay!: "This is no gloomy agitprop. Fo-faced farce wears a broad smile and proceeds at breathtaking speed."-Financial Times

Elizabeth: "Portrays our last Tudor monarch in Fo's characteristically rollicking vein ... A triumph for Gillian Hanna as a translator."-Financial Times

The Open Coupleand An Ordinary Day, written with Franca Rame, deal wittily with the fate of women in a society shaped by men.

"Synopsis" by ,

Dario Fo "gives even the wildest gags a political flavor."—Guardian

Can't Pay? Won't Pay!: "This is no gloomy agitprop. Fo-faced farce wears a broad smile and proceeds at breathtaking speed."—Financial Times

Elizabeth: "Portrays our last Tudor monarch in Fo's characteristically rollicking vein ... A triumph for Gillian Hanna as a translator."—Financial Times

The Open Couple and An Ordinary Day, written with Franca Rame, deal wittily with the fate of women in a society shaped by men.

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