A blind man and a cripple are appealing for alms. Becoming aware of each other, the cripple mounts the blind man's back, so that they can both get about more easily. They see Jesus being scourged and then forced to carry his cross. As the procession passes by, both beggars are cured. In a tavern Matazone the Fool is winning at cards, when a group of people sit down to dine in the next room: it is Christ with the 12 apostles.
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Qty : Please note this title is sourced from overseas, and due to Coronavirus-related freight delays the estimated delivery time is 11 weeks. A triumphant transformation of mediaeval mystery plays into radical political theatre Mistero Buffo, or The Comic Mysteries, recreates the irreverent vitality of the popular mediaeval theatre.
It is based on careful research into the work of the strolling players of Italy in the middle ages. Essential to an understanding of the well-springs of Fo's remarkable genius, this is the first translation of the play into English.
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Dario Fo's one-man masterpiece gets a timely re-staging in this physical tour de- force, packing in over a hundred characters and taking a hilarious and controversial view of the Bible's best known stories. Mistero Buffo is a series of brief monologues with Biblical themes. The protagonist speaks against the religious establishment in a state of frenzy and ecstasy, seeking a vengeful redemption and recognition by the public. Controversial yet powerful, disturbing yet affirmative, tragic yet extremely comical, this play is meant to shock and unsettle the audience. As topical and explosive as it was when Fo first performed it, this new restaging of Mistero Buffo is a daring and timely reminder that sometimes we need to pay attention to the smallest voice and not the most powerful.
Italian Theatre Festival: Mistero Buffo