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 Posted: Fri Oct 14th, 2016 12:20 am
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RTurco



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Hi all!

So, today, Dario Fo, famous Italian playwright, died at the age of 90. For me, he's one of the best and no one beats him on the stage at satire. "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" is a great play, so is "Mistero buffo". But I have bone to pick with American theatre...

Why don't we stage his works more often in the US? I never once have heard an American who specializes in or loves theatre drop his name, for however much we name drop Miller, Albee, and Tenessee Williams. Is it because his work seems out of step with the times, too old for our 21st-century sensibilities? Or was he simply too Communist? I'm young, so maybe 35 years ago he was more frequently staged and I wasn't around to see it.

It's a shame. I think reading non-English-language literature is really damn important for the development of a multi-cultural society. And it's important for theatre too!

RTurco

Last edited on Fri Oct 14th, 2016 12:23 am by RTurco