Dario Fo (born 24 March 1926) is an Italian actor-playwright, comedian, singer, theatre director, stage designer, songwriter and political campaigner, and 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.

American Repertory Theatre Biography on Franca Rame.

CityPaper.net Discussion about Rame and Fo and their work.

Dario Fo.it Translated version of Dario Fo’s website.

Franca Rame Pictures of Franca Rame.

Franca Rame Translated English version of Rame and Fo’s collective website with an archive of all their material created by Rame. (See below as they also have individual websites).

Franca Rame.it (Partially) translated version of Franca Rame’s website.

Franca Rame.it Video images of Franca Rame and Dario Fo (in Italian).

Justin’s Theatre Links Page of links on Commedia dell’Arte.

Justin’s Theatre Links Page of links on political theatre.

Justin’s Theatre Links Page of links on satire.

Literature Awards Franca Rame and Dario Fo biographies.

Moonstruck Drama Bookstore Dario Fo biography.

nh.essortment.com Dario Fo biography and timeline.

Nobel e-Museum Comprehensive timeline of Fo’s life and achievements.

Nobel e-Museum Presentation speech for Dario Fo from by Professor Sture Allén of the Swedish Academy.

Nobel e-Museum Press release on Dario Fo.

Nobel e-Museum Transcript of Fo’s Nobel lecture for the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Pagasos Dario Fo biography and list of his works

PBS Online Transcript of 1997 television interview with Fo.

picsearch Pictures of Dario Fo.

picsearch Pictures of Franca Rame.

Rai International Online Biography of Dario Fo.

The Photographic Archives of Giuseppe Palmas Four black and white photographs of Franca Rame, Milan, 1951. Scroll down left index and click the link ‘Rame, Franca’ for photos.

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