• Title: The Collected Plays, Vol. 1: We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! and Other Works
  • Author: Dario Fo Franca Rame Ron Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9781559361828
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Collected Plays Vol We Won t Pay We Won t Pay and Other Works Winner of the Nobel Prize for LiteratureIn the words of his translator Ron Jenkins The Nobel committee s decision to honor Fo as a master of literature is a historic tribute to the theatre which is
    Winner of the Nobel Prize for LiteratureIn the words of his translator, Ron Jenkins The Nobel committee s decision to honor Fo as a master of literature is a historic tribute to the theatre, which is still viewed by many as literature s bastard child it is also the first time that the Nobel for the literary arts has been awarded to an actor This courageous and controveWinner of the Nobel Prize for LiteratureIn the words of his translator, Ron Jenkins The Nobel committee s decision to honor Fo as a master of literature is a historic tribute to the theatre, which is still viewed by many as literature s bastard child it is also the first time that the Nobel for the literary arts has been awarded to an actor This courageous and controversial choice indirectly expands the modern definition of literature to include the power of the spoken word Volume One includes We Won t Pay We Won t Pay ElizabethArchangels Don t Play PinballAbout Face

    One Reply to “The Collected Plays, Vol. 1: We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! and Other Works”

    1. The collection includes four of Fo’s best known plays. In the introduction, “Translating Paradox into Action” Ron Jenkins states, “But even when he goes abroad, and walks in relative anonymity, Fo often talks to local residents about the architecture of their town, gossips with shopkeepers or invents ironic stories about the history of whatever region he happens to be visiting. Fo’s antennae are always out, scanning his environment for new ideas. The restless landscape of his comic ima [...]

    2. Fo is a wonderfully comic playwright. He has the awesome ability to skewer the government, politics, and practices of an entire body of people, yet somehow keep it intamate. I've seen videos of his performances as well, couldn't imagine any other acting playing his parts. It helps to know what was happening in his Italy at the time the plays were written.

    3. I have a difficult time reading plays, and this was no exception; but the genius behind the stories is obvious.

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