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Nobel prize-winning playwright Dario Fo on six decades of creating firebrand theatre

 Scarp de' tenis - Italy 16 May 2019

Back in 1997, Italian actor, playwright and theatre director Dario Fo won the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most famous creation, Mistero Buffo, is still among the most controversial and popular pieces of post-war European theatre. After being broadcast in Italy, the Vatican denounced it as "the most blasphemous show in the history of television". At 90, Fo is still having fun on stage, and relishing his favourite role as social agitator. In conversation with Italy’s Scarp de’ tenis, he reflects on that Nobel prize win and his memories of his late wife Franca Rane. He also looks ahead to his latest book Dario and God, in which he shares his judgment on Pope Francis. (1208 Words) - By Daniela Palumbo

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Italian actor, playwright and theatre director Dario Fo won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. At 90, he’s still going strong.Credit: Luca Vittorio Toffolon

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Italian actor, playwright and theatre director Dario Fo won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. At 90, he’s still going strong.Credit: Luca Vittorio Toffolon


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