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A Woman Alone and Other Plays

A Woman Alone and Other Plays
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Last copy!
Author: Franca Rame and Dario Fo
Edited by: Stuart Hood
Translated by: Gillian Hanna
Publisher: Methuen
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 224
Pub. Date: 1990
ISBN-10: 0413640302
ISBN-13: 9780413640307

About the Play:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

A Woman Alone and Other Plays is a collection of one-woman plays by Franca Rame and Dario Fo. Plays written by Nobel Prize-winning Italian political satirist Dario Fo and his artistic partner and wife, Franca Rame, who are noted for their collaboration on important feminist and political theatre in Italy, in which a wild popular comedy based on the Commedia dell'arte plays a large part. Two plays start with the breakdown of a relationship and deal with the fate of women in a society in which both the social system in which they live and its dominant ideology are shaped by men. The twenty monologues in this volume which range from the deeply serious to the extravagantly comic and accessible to a wide range of audiences.

About the Playwright:

Franca Rame (1929-2013) was an Italian theatre actress, playwright and political activist. She was married to Nobel laureate playwright Dario Fo who dedicated his Nobel Prize to her.

Dario Fo (1926-2016) was a major figure in Twentieth Century Italian drama as an actor, director and author of over 60 plays. His dramatic work employs comedic methods of the ancient Italian commedia dell'arte, a theatrical style popular with the working classes. His work is characterized by criticism of organized crime, political corruption, political assassination, the doctrine of the Catholic Church and the conflict in the Middle East. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997 was awarded to Dario Fo "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden". It is also the first time that the Nobel for the literary arts has been awarded to an actor.

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