MARIO PIROVANO presents “Holy Jester! The Saint Francis Fables”

francis-holy-jester-pirovano-usa Saturday 29 SEPTEMBER 2018 at 5:30 pm Inside program “LIBRI DA SCOPRIRE del Festival del Medioevo di Gubbio” Mario Pirovano presents “Holy Jester! The Saint Francis Fables”
Written and Illustrated by DARIO FO, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Translated by Mario Pirovano

“Fo emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden.”
—Nobel Prize Committee
These are fables to spark the imagination, challenge the conscience, and delight the soul. Greed and corruption are Fo’s irreverent subjects for this satirical Fellini-esque provocation. Fo convenes courtiers, popes, cardinals, generals, peasants and one man who despite his own earthly appetites and desires becomes a saint. “Imagine” wrote The New York Times about Fo, “a cross between Bertolt Brecht and Lenny Bruce, and you may begin to have an idea of the scope of Fo’s anarchic wit.”

CENTRO SANTO SPIRITO, Sala dei libri, Piazzale Arturo Frondizi, 17 – Gubbio

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