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ISBN13: 9780413156105
ISBN10: 0413156109
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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

Synopsis:

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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wastedwords, October 9, 2006 (view all comments by wastedwords)
Dario Fo's 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' is a timeless classic, it highlights the misuse of power and the significance of socialism within society. Without a doubt this play is a masterpiece.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780413156105
Author:
Fo, Dario
Publisher:
A & C Black
Author:
Nye, Simon
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Italian drama
Subject:
Police corruption -- Italy -- Drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Corrected ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Modern Classics
Series Volume:
1255A
Publication Date:
20040401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
7.89 x 5.08 x 0.305 in

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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.

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