Jun 9, 2008

I hope in a nice Catastrophe

It's the end of resources, no more oil, it's the end of plastic era. No is not Hari Seldon, it's just the last book, well documented, of Dario Fo. It's not about the end of the "civilization", is about the "Retarded Apocalypse", when people, like in a dream, use other kind of resources, take care about the environment, try to be happy. do you think is possible? http://www.curitiba.pr.gov.br/
Dario Fo and his wife, Franca Rame, performed for ages around Europe and the world, he is an Italian satirist, playwright, theater director, actor, and composer. His style is about an "Giullare di corte", an artist who was working for the entertainment of the King, but at the same time taking joke of him (and for that most of the time tortured and killed). But this style, evolved in ages, it's a form of information that is tolerated from the authority. One of his play, for example, lightly against the church, but not allowed that time, made all priest that had to check if to censure him, happy and laughing about the play, to allow it. But, at the end, The Communist, the Catholic, the Fascist dislike him.
Dario Fo withdrew all rights to perform his plays in Czechoslovakia in protest after Warsaw Pact forces crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, and refused to accept cuts demanded by Soviet censors. Productions of his plays in the Eastern Block ended.
In 1970, first play of Accidental Death of an Anarchist criticized abuse of forces of law and order, in name of the Anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli.
When Fo criticized police in one of his plays, police raids and censorship increased. A fascist group, commissioned by high ranking officials in Milan's Carabinieri, the Italian military police, kidnapped Franca Rame, torturing and raping her. Rame returned to the stage after two months with new anti-fascist monologues.
In 1980 Fo and family founded a retreat, the Libera Università di Alcatraz, in the hills near Gubbio and Perugia. They bought the valley bit by bit. The retreat is currently run by Jacopo Fo.
In 1984 finally, the greatest "Democracy" of the world, the USA, allow him to visit. That's because of his critics on Vietnam War and about JFK assassination (officially because he was Communist, but where?).
In 1997 Dario Fo won the Nobel of literature.

Dario Fo - La storia di Ub├╣ e le banche



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