Dario Fo

Italian actor, playwright, comedian, singer-songwriter, theater director, painter, and political activist (1926-2016)

Dario Fo (Sangiano 3 March 1926[1] – 13 October 2016) was 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".

Dario Fo
Dario Fo
Dario Fo
Born(1926-03-24)24 March 1926
San Giano, Italy[1]
Died13 October 2016(2016-10-13) (aged 90)
Milan, Italy
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature (1997)

His plays often depend on improvisation, Commedia dell'arte style. Fo owned and operated a theatre company with his wife, actress Franca Rame. His most famous works are Mistero buffo and Accidental Death of an Anarchist.

Fo died on 13 October 2016 at a hospital in Milan, Italy from a serious lung disease, aged 90.[2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dari Fo - Biography". Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  2. Press, Associated. "Nobel-winning playwright Dario Fo dies at 90; mocked Italian politics and religion". latimes.com.
  3. Giorno, Il. "Dario Fo è morto, aveva 90 anni. Milano dà l'addio al premio Nobel per la Letteratura". Il Giorno.

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