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Mistero Buffo: The Collected Plays of Dario Fo, Volume 2

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Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo’s one-man tour de force, in which he creates his own subversive version of Biblical stories. Infused with the rhythmic drive of a jazz improvisation, the immediacy of a newspaper headline, and the epic scope of a historical novel, Fo and his wife/collaborator Franca Rame have performed Mistero Buffo throughout the world to over 10 million people.

One of the major theatrical artists of the twentieth century, Italy’s ...

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Overview

Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo’s one-man tour de force, in which he creates his own subversive version of Biblical stories. Infused with the rhythmic drive of a jazz improvisation, the immediacy of a newspaper headline, and the epic scope of a historical novel, Fo and his wife/collaborator Franca Rame have performed Mistero Buffo throughout the world to over 10 million people.

One of the major theatrical artists of the twentieth century, Italy’s Dario Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Ron Jenkins’ translations of Dario Fo have been performed across the country. He is the theater department chair at Wesleyan University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559362719
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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One of the major theatrical artists of the 20th century, Italy's Dario Fo, togther with Franca Rame, his wife and creative partner, have been creating a theatrical foray uniquely their own for more than fifty years. One of the world's most produced playwrights, Fo was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature. Ron Jenkins holds a doctorate from Harvard and a masters in buffoonery from the Ringling Brothers Clown College. His translations of Dario Fo and Hoshua Sobol have been performed at theatres around the country. He is the author of Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Artful Laughter and is the chair and artistic director of the theatre department at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

A Scandal of Epic Proportions: Mistero Buffo Translator's Introduction by Ron Jenkins
Mistero Buffo 1
The Birth of the Giullare 7
The Birth of the Peasant 19
The Rite of the Goats and Mammuthones 27
The Massacre of the Innocents 35
The First Miracle of the Child Jesus 47
The Morality Play of the Blind Man and the Cripple 67
The Madonna Meets the Marys 85
The Resurrection of Lazarus 97
The Miracle of the Wedding at Cana 105
Fool's Play Under the Cross/The Crucifiers ("The Nailers") 115
Mary Under the Cross 129
The Story of Saint Benedetto of Norcia 139
Death and the Fool 143
Boniface VIII 155
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