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Belgrade – Trilogy of events to commemorate Dario Fo and Franca Rame

A trilogy of performances, in Italian and Serbian, was staged in Belgrade to commemorate Dario Fo, playwright, actor, director, writer and Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature, who passed away in Ocotber. The event will also commemorate the author’s wife and muse, Franca Rame, theatre actress and playwright. The performances, promoted and hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in Belgrade, will be directed by Gianluca Barbadori, professional actor and director of international renown. The event opened with a dramatized reading of Fo’s ‘Mistero Buffo’, staged for the first time in 1969 and performed thereafter in over 5000 performances in Italy and abroad. The piece is considered a 20th century “classic”. Some excerpts of the text will be presented in a dramatized reading in Italian and Serbian by Natasa Gavrilovic, Cristina Santochirico, Andrea Dardi and Nicola Dotto.

The programme continued with passages from ‘Sesso? Grazie, tanto per gradire’, written by Franca Rame and Dario Fo, in a theatre performance in Serbian. On stage the actors of the Serbian “Beograd Theater Lab”, Lana Karaklajic, Nikolina Maric, Stefan Veselinovic, Mirjana Zeljkovic and Vanja Zikic, will present a text dedicated to women on the chauvinistic attitude of men with amusing and paradoxical short monologues. This is a text that focuses on the theme of gender difference and reflects Fo’s and Rame’s social committment which characterised the professional and personal life of the Fo-Rame duo.

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