A Woman Alone & Other Plays

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"The pieces are comic, grotesque, on purpose. First of all because we women have been crying for two thousand years. So let's laugh now, even at ourselves."-Franca Rame

"Escaping domestic servitude to enjoy free love; the assault on body and spirit of a gang rape; the joys and vicissitudes of a day and a night on the razzle: in the skillful hands of Gillian Hanna, who also translates Franca Rame and Daria Fo's sparkling plays, this becomes the dramatic stuff of women's ...

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Overview

"The pieces are comic, grotesque, on purpose. First of all because we women have been crying for two thousand years. So let's laugh now, even at ourselves."-Franca Rame

"Escaping domestic servitude to enjoy free love; the assault on body and spirit of a gang rape; the joys and vicissitudes of a day and a night on the razzle: in the skillful hands of Gillian Hanna, who also translates Franca Rame and Daria Fo's sparkling plays, this becomes the dramatic stuff of women's lives."-Ann McFerran, Time Out

Edited by Stuart Hood and translated by: Gillian Hanna, who performed a selection of pieces to great critical acclaim at the Half Moon Theatre, London in 1989; Ed Emery, political activist and translator of Fo's Mistero Buffo; and Christopher Cairns, Italianist and Reader in Italian Drama, at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413640307
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Modern Plays Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 4.73 (w) x 7.39 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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Dario Fo is admired throughout the world for his dazzling radical satires, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998.
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