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You are invited to attend the second





Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge


Friday 26 April to Sunday 28 April 2002


The Conference is open to researchers, performers, students and the public. If you wish to register, please send an e-mail containing

relevant details to


Click here for details of the last Conference [April 2000]


Click here for summaries of papers


Click here for accommodation




The following are confirmed contributors to the Conference.


CORALIE ALLISON: "A Chinese Anarchist: the afterlife of a classic"

TOM BEHAN: Round-table discussion on "Translating Dario Fo and Franca Rame"

JAMES BELLORINI: Will perform "The Puppetmaster"

CHRISTOPHER CAIRNS: "Johan Padan: from Monologue to Animated Cartoon"

LUCIANA D'ARCANGELI: "Madwomen in the Theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame"

LISA DURAN: "Linking Brushes: An Examination of Dario Fo's Artistic Adoptions from the Works of Hieronymus Bosch "

ED EMERY: Thirty Years After: "Pum! Pum! Chi ? La Polizia!"

JOSEPH FARRELL: Title to be announced

BRUNO FERRARO: "Dario Fo pittore e la commedia erudite del 500"

BENT HOLM: "Fo, Farce and Futurism"

RON JENKINS: "A Talk on Johan Padan"

CRISTINA LIGAS: "The function of sources in Johan Padan"

TONY MITCHELL: "Archangels Don't Play Pinball in the UK, the USA and Australia: Translation into Adaptation"
GLORIA PASTORINO: "To make people listen, one has to talk to birds: Dario Fo meets Francis of Assisi"

DAN REBELLATO: Round-table discussion on "Translating Dario Fo and Franca Rame"

ALBERTO SERAFIN: Will stage a public theatre workshop on "The techniques of Mistero Buffo"

Beatrice Tavecchio-Blake: "At the origins of Dario Fo's Theatre: gestuality and choreography in Il dito and I sani"

STEFANIA TAVIANO: "Translating strategies on stage: A play within the play"

ALESSANDRO VECCHIARELLI: Will sing Italian songs at the Saturday night Gathering


THERE WILL BE A PROGRAMME OF DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE, including Alberto Serafino in "Mistero Bbuffo", and Fausto Paravidino's recent "GENOA '01" [Royal Court, March '02].


VIDEO AND FILM SHOWINGS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Dario Fo in performance of "Johan Padan"; a documentary on Fo rehearsing for "Mamma! I sanculotti!" entitled "From Chaos to Creation"; the documentary "Genoa-G8"; the film "I Cento passi". All films in English or subtitled.


The cost of registration is 20 [5 students and concessions]



Our conference is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of London and the Judith E. Wilson Fund of Cambridge. We acknowledge the support of the Italian Department of the University of Cambridge



For registration please contact


Ed Emery

[Fo-Rame Conference]


Cambridge CB2 1RD


E-mail: ed.emery @



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