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Dario Fo: Morte accidentale di un anarchico


· Influences on Fo’s theatre: Brecht, Commedia dell’arte

· Techniques of Fo’s theatre

· Fo’s background, theatre companies, relationship to mainstream theatre

· Political and historical context of play

· Humour, farce, satire

· Role of Il matto

· Language and style of play

· Fo’s politics

· Challenge to power and authority

· Two endings

· Translation and adaptation



Week 3: Act One

Week 4: Act Two

Week 5: Practice commentaries