Dario Fo (Sangiano, 24 marzo 1926 – Milano, 13 ottobre 2016) è stato un drammaturgo, attore, regista, scrittore, autore, illustratore, pittore, scenografo e attivista italiano.
Vincitore del premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 1997 (già candidato nel febbraio 1975), i suoi lavori teatrali fanno uso degli stilemi comici propri della Commedia dell’arte italiana e sono rappresentati con successo in tutto il mondo. In quanto attore, regista, scrittore, scenografo, costumista e impresario della sua stessa compagnia, Fo è uomo di teatro a tutto tondo.
È famoso per i suoi testi teatrali di satira politica e sociale e per l’impegno politico di sinistra. Con la moglie Franca Rame fu tra gli esponenti del Soccorso Rosso Militante.
Franca Rame (Parabiago, 18 luglio 1929 – Milano, 29 maggio 2013) è stata un’attrice teatrale, drammaturga e politica italiana.
Jacopo Fo (Roma, 31 marzo 1955) è uno scrittore, attore, regista, fumettista, blogger e attivista italiano.
Dario Fo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdaːrjo ˈfɔ]; 24 March 1926 – 13 October 2016) was an Italian actor-playwright, comedian, singer, theatre director, stage designer, songwriter, painter and political campaigner of the Italian left-wing, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. “Arguably the most widely performed contemporary playwright in world theatre”, much of his dramatic work depends on improvisation and comprises the recovery of “illegitimate” forms of theatre, such as those performed by giullari (medieval strolling players) and, more famously, the ancient Italian style of commedia dell’arte.
His plays have been translated into 30 languages and performed across the world, including in Argentina, Chile, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Yugoslavia. His work of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s is peppered with criticisms of assassinations, corruption, organised crime, racism, Roman Catholic theology and war. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, he took to lampooning Forza Italia and its leader Silvio Berlusconi, while his targets of the 2010s have included the banks amid the European sovereign-debt crisis. Also in the 2010s, he became the main ideologue of the Five Star Movement, the anti-establishment party led by Beppe Grillo, often referred by its members as “the Master“.
Fo’s solo pièce célèbre, titled Mistero Buffo and performed across Europe, Canada and Latin America over a 30-year period, is recognised as one of the most controversial and popular spectacles in postwar European theatre and has been denounced by the Vatican as “the most blasphemous show in the history of television”. The title of the original English translation of Non Si Paga! Non Si Paga! (Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!) has passed into the English language. “The play captures something universal in actions and reactions of the working class.”
His receipt of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature marked the “international acknowledgment of Fo as a major figure in twentieth-century world theatre”. The Swedish Academy praised Fo as a writer “who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden”. He owned and operated a theatre company. Fo was an atheist.
Jacopo Fo (born 31 March 1955) is an Italian writer-actor and director. He is the son of playwrights Franca Rame and Dario Fo.
His 1992 book Lo Zen e l’arte di scopare (Zen and the Art of Fucking) sold more than 70,000 copies. It formed the basis of the 1994 monologue Sesso? Grazie, tanto per gradire! (Sex? Thanks, Don’t Mind If I Do!), which Jacopo Fo worked on with his father and mother, featuring educational pieces on topics such as AIDS, contraception, sex education and sexual repression. The government of Silvio Berlusconi, recently risen to power, banned Italians under the age of 18 from seeing it over fears, it said, that the play could “cause offence to the common decency which requires respect for spheres of decency, and provoke distress among adolescent spectators, with possible effects on their behaviour in relation to sex”, thus defeating the original purpose of the performance. Much free publicity ensued, with the censorship issue being debated in the national parliament, teachers calling for it to be performed, and audiences and both Italian and foreign intellectuals signing a petition calling for the ban to be overturned.
Jacopo Fo has in more recent times been prominent in the political campaign of Beppe Grillo
Franca Rame (18 July 1929 – 29 May 2013) was an Italian theatre actress, playwright and political activist. She was married to Nobel laureate playwright Dario Fo and is the mother of writer Jacopo Fo. Fo dedicated his Nobel Prize to her.
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