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Accidental Death of an Anarchist : Methuen Student Editions - Dario Fo

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Methuen Student Editions

By: Dario Fo, Joseph Farrell (Editor), Simon Nye (Transcribed by)

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Published: 1st August 2006
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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.

Fo's 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."--"Guardian"

"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"

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

ISBN: 9780413772671
ISBN-10: 0413772675
Series: METHUEN STUDENT EDITIONS
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition