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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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

"A marvellous concept: a zany political farce."—Michael Billington

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413156105
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Modern Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 383,222
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Dario Fo (b.1926) is a Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2000

    Theatre verite'

    Fo's play is theatre verite' in true form. Fo constantly crosses the line between fiction and truth in this play. Also, the reader will see painful parallels between the political in the play and our present government. Delightfully discomforting...

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