Dario Fo

Minstrel of the downtrodden

Print edition : November 11, 2016

Dario Fo at a campaign meeting for the election of Rome's mayor, on June 3. Photo: Filippo MONTEFORTE/AFP

December 10, 1997: Fo receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Ola Torkelsson/AP

Fo and Franca Rame, his wife, in Milan, Italy, on May 9, 2009. Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP

Through his alternative theatre, Dario Fo (1926-2016) tirelessly targeted four entities: fascist nationalism, elitist Catholicism, corporate capitalism and parliamentary communism.
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