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Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Methuen Student Edition)
     

Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Methuen Student Edition)

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by Dario Fo, Joseph Farrell
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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“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

Guardian

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413772671
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Student Editions Series
Edition description:
Methuen Student Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
254,196
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author


Dario Fo is admired throughout the world for his dazzling radical satires, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. Simon Nye is the award-winning writer of sit-coms such as Men Behaving Badly.

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...