Fo Plays : Mistero Buffo; Accidental Death...; Trumpets and Raspberries; Virtuous Burglar; One Was Nude... V. 1 Paperback
by Dario Fo
Edited by Stuart Hood
Part of the Contemporary Dramatists series
Mistero Buffo, or The Comic Mysteries, is based on research into mediaeval mystery plays; The Accidental Death of an Anarchist concerns the "accidental" (or not) death of an anarchist railwork who "fell" (or was pushed) to his death from a police headquarters window in 1969; Trumpets and Raspberries is "A deeply subversive farce" (The Guardian) in which the boss of Italy's biggest car manufacturer FIAT, is mistaken for a left wing terrorist.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations, facsims.
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 09/03/1992
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780413154200
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Review by RRHowell
Fo is pretty amazing, witty, incisive. I particularly like Misterio Buffo. I have never seen it performed, though I have worked on it for monologues and done readings.
Review by atreic
Studied Accidental Death of an Anarchist when at school, so wanted to re-read it. Still left feeling I don't really Get It though - not enough history and political awareness _and_ a dislike of farce probably makes me the wrong audience. Started to read the Mistero Buffo, read the first two and thought I had the flavour, so drifted off and read something else.