TCG is pleased to announce the exclusive United States publication of the dramatic works of Noble Prize-winner Dario Fo. Under license agreement with Fo's Italian publisher Einaudi Editore, TCG will publish the only authorized English translations for the U.S. market. A new volume of the Collected Plays of Dario Fo will be published each year for the next four years. All translations will be by Ron Jenkins, who has worked with Dario Fo, and his wife Franca Rame, for over 15 years.
Dario Fo is considered one of the major artists in world theatre today. At 73, Fo has written over 50 plays, which have been translated and performed in over 30 countries. He is also viewed as one of the twentieth century's greatest physical actors and clowns, whose performances of his signature piece Mistero Buffo are legendary in the venerable tradition of the commedia dell'arte.
In 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!-- Elizabeth-- Archangels Don't Play Pinball-- About Face
Translating Paradox into Action: Introduction / Ron Jenkins
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