Saturday, September 13, 2003
Online NewsHour: Nobel Prize for Literature: Dario Fo -- October 9, 1997
Online NewsHour: Nobel Prize for Literature: Dario Fo -- October 9, 1997: "It's very hard to describe Dario Fo plots because they are anarchic. And all of them deal with subverting either church ideology or government ideology or capitalism in some way by refusing to do something--in this case refusing to pay for goods that were substandard. All of his plays in some way tackle basic givens, societal givens, and question why society is set up that way, and why some people have and some people don't. In a sense I think that's the role of any great clown is to make us look at ourselves in a defamiliarized way"
Posted by marekj at 4:12 AM