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Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Artful Laughter

Jenkins, Ron

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ISBN 10: 0893819476 / ISBN 13: 9780893819477
Published by Aperture, 2001
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Large format hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, jacket has a small edge-chip at top of spine as its only flaw, it is clean, bright and attractive, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "illuminates the carnival sensibilities of Fo and his life-long collaborator Franca Rame with emphasis on the pictorial roots of their comedy," beautifully-illustrated throughout; 211 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 038802

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Title: Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Artful Laughter

Publisher: Aperture

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.

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The Italian actor, comedian, painter, and playwright Dario Fo is celebrated throughout Europe as a major figure in twentieth-century theater. Yet the Nobel Prize-winner's genius has never been manifested in a significant publication—until now.

A profile on Fo and his longtime partner and collaborator Franca Rame, written by Ron Jenkins, traces among many things, his unusual visual method of creating plays. These remarkable drawings, complemented by photographs that demonstrate Fo's unique physicality and elasticity, together constitute the principal visual elements of Artful Laughter which also includes excerpts from many of Dario Fo's plays.

About the Author:

Dario Fo, Italy's leading contemporary performer. playwright, and director, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1997. His works have been translated and performed throughout the world.

Ron Jenkins is now the new director of Wesleyan's theater program. He holds a doctorate from Harvard and a Master's of Buffonery from the Ringling Brothere College for Clowns.

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