The Peasants' Bible and the Story of the Tiger
ISBN: 0802140696
EAN13: 9780802140692
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 13, 2005
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8.1" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Format: Paperback

The Peasants' Bible and the Story of the Tiger

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Dario Fo is one of the world's most important contemporary playwrights, forging subversive wit and unusual linguistic experimentation into a comedy of complete originality. The Peasants' Bible is a collection of five monologues drawn from Italian folklore but filtered through Fo's delightfully singular lens-for example, an Adam and Eve who are passionately entwined like peas in a pod; a race between two classes of men struggling for power that resembles the legend of the Hare and the Tortoise-to form a Bible of the common man. In The Story of the Tiger, we find a Fourth Army soldier injured fighting Chiang Kai-shek's army, saved from starvation by being suckled by an enormous tiger, who then comes back to defeat Kai-shek by using model tigers in combat. Together the pieces are an extraordinary addition to Fo's body of work.

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