Dario Fo in Milan
|Born||March 24, 1926
San Giano, Italy
|Notable award(s)||Nobel Prize in Literature (1997)|
Dario Fo (Sangiano 3 March 1926 ) is an Italian playwright, theatre actor and composer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1997. It highlighted him as a writer "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden".
His plays often depend on improvisation, Commedia dell'arte style. Fo currently owns and operates a theatre company with his wife, actress Franca Rame. His most famous works are Mistero buffo and Accidental Death of an Anarchist.
- "Dari Fo - Biography". http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1997/fo-bio.html. Retrieved 21 February 2013.