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Dario Fo

Accidental Death Of An Anarchist

Fiction | Play | Adult | Published in 1970

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Essay Topics


Accidental Death of an Anarchist was first produced in 1970, in response to specific events like the death of Giuseppe Pinelli. Is it still relevant today, and does it apply beyond its original Italian context? Why or why not?


How does Dario Fo use satire to critique corruption within the police and government? Is his satire effective? Why or why not?


How do The Chief, Captain Pissani, and Inspector Bertozzo different aspects of the play’s portrayal of Corruption and Abuse of Power? In what ways are they similar and how do they differ?