1 May 2013
If you don’t know the work of Italian playwright Dario Fo, now’s your chance to hear the BBC’s radio adaptation of the stage play (which I saw in London many moons ago). Brilliant, funny and still timely (if not more so) than when it was written in the 1970s, although the BBC production is wooden, mechanical even, and fails to do justice to Fo’s wicked sense of humour. A far cry from the exuberant stage production.
The play is a farce based on events involving a real person, Giuseppe Pinelli, who fell – or was thrown – from the fourth floor window of a Milan police station in 1969. He was accused of bombing a bank (the Piazza Fontana bombing) (Wikipedia.)
More Dario Fo here on his official blog.