Joe Farrell on Dario Fo and Franca Rame

darioefranca_3d-369x489Join us on Tuesday 8 April at 6.30pm at the Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday St, Carlton, Melbourne, for the presentation by Joe Farrell (University of Strathclyde) of his two recent books. His interview with Franca Rame, Franca Rame: non è tempo di nostalgia (Della Porta Editori) was published in July 2013 and his biography of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, Dario e Franca: La biografia della coppia Fo/Rame attraverso la storia italiana (Ledizioni, Milano), in February 2014.

Joe Farrell is Professor Emeritus in Italian of the University of Strathclyde. He has written widely on Italian, especially Sicilian, culture and theatre history. Among other works, he is author of Leonardo Sciascia (Edinburgh University Press, 1995) and Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Harlequins of the Revolution (London, Methuen, 2001). He is British translator of Dario Fo, and has translated several plays and film scripts. He has also produced editions of Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, and of Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters all for Methuen, London. He was theatre critic for The Scotsman (1980 – 1995). He is a frequent contributor to radio arts programmes both in London and Scotland, and reviews regularly for several newspapers, including The Herald and The Times Literary Supplement. He has been visiting professor in Melbourne, Messina, Flinders (Adelaide), Warsaw and holds a similar position in Edgehill University, and will take up the same post in Ca’ Foscari in 2015. At present he is working on a book on Robert Louis Stevenson and Samoa.

Readings during the evening by Dr Gregoria Manzin (The University of Melbourne).

Signed books will be available for purchase at the event.

The event is free and light refreshment and drinks will be offered.

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