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Dario Fo

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Net worth 2018: $88.9 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Sangiano
Country: Italian
BirthDay: 24 March 1926
Sigh: Aries
Height: 1.78 m
Education: Brera Academy

Dario Fo was bornon 24 March 1926 in Sangiano, Italian, is Playwright. Dario Fo is a Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright and an eminent actor and theater director. Born in Lombardy's Province of Varese, Italy, he learnt the art of storytelling from most unusual sources, such as, his farmer grandfather who traveled around in a big wagon selling his produce, fishermen and glassblowers who came to gossip in the piazzas and taverns. As a result, when he took up pen to write scripts, they became instantly popular. He depends much on improvisation and his style of writing resembles that of medieval storytellers. All his life, he and his wife Franca Rame have worked together to produce plays that uphold the dignity of the oppressed and in doing so they have provoked those in authority to such as extent that they have not only been hounded by Italian government, but have also been denied entry into USA. In spite of that Fo has kept on working and many of his seventy odd plays have been translated into thirty languages. Today, he is one of most widely performed playwrights and has become an important figure in today’s world theater.


$88.9 Million


His latest work, ‘C'é un re pazzo in Danimarca’ (There's a mad king in Denmark), was written in 2015


In 1987, they were accused of blasphemy by the Vatican for their play ‘The First Miracle of Infant Jesus’


The event featured reading of Fo’s letter and the first act of his play ‘Non Si Paga! Non Si Paga!’In 1983, the US authorities, barred Fo and Rame from entering the country once again


In May 1980, ‘An Evening without Dario Fo and Franca Rame’ was held in New York


It was translated in English in 1975 and by 1990, it had been performed in 35 countries


’Non si paga, non si paga!’ (1974; We Can’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!) is another of his internationally acclaimed plays


As an actor, Fo is best known for his ‘Mistero Buffo’ (1973; Comic Mystery)


His book ‘Lo Zen e l'arte di scopare’ (Zen and the Art of Fucking, 1972) sold more than 70,000 copies


In 1970, Fo and Rame established their third theatre group Collettivo Teatrale ‘La Comune’


In 1968, Fo moved away from official state theater to establish Associazione Nuova Scena and began to operate from outside the state structure


In 1962, they had another hit in a satirical show called ‘Canzonissima’


It was ‘Gli arcangeli non giocano al flippe’ (Archangels Don't Play Pinball), a two act play first staged in 1959, which brought them international fame


The couple returned to Milan in 1958 and since then has been living here


In 1955, Fo along with his wife, Franca Rame, moved to Rome in the hope of getting chance in films


Dario Fo’s career took off in 1950, when he caught the attention of Franko Parenti with his rendering of Cain and Abel


In 1940, Dario was admitted to the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, in Milan


Dario Fo was born on March 24, 1926 at Leggiuno Sangiano, a town in the Province of Varese in Italy


Considered a classic 20th century theatre, it has been performed in more than 40 countries across the world

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