Holy Jester! the Saint Francis Fables
Dario Fo (Author)
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Description"Fo emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden." - Nobel Prize Committee These fables spark the imagination, challenge the conscience, and delight the soul. Greed and corruption are Fo's irreverent subjects for this satirical Fellini-esque provocation. Fo convenes courtiers, popes, cardinals, generals, peasants and one man who despite his own earthly appetites and desires becomes a saint. "Imagine" wrote The New York Times about Fo, "a cross between Bertolt Brecht and Lenny Bruce, and you may begin to have an idea of the scope of Fo's anarchic wit."
December 01, 2017
7.1 X 1.1 X 9.1 inches | 1.75 pounds
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About the Author
For over thrity years Dario Fo, oftern in collaboration with his wife Franca Rame, has led the field in political satire in Europe. Outside Italy, Fo's comedies are often adapted to reflect local political conditions, but the essence remains the same. Capitalism, imperialism and corruption within government are typical targets for hilarious, ideologically-inspired attacks on the establishment. Drawing on all forms of popular theatre, Fo's international reputation as an actor, mime and director equals that of his writing. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997.