Dario Fo

1926 - 2016

Dario Fo

Dario Luigi Angelo Fo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdaːrjo ˈfɔ]; 24 March 1926 – 13 October 2016) was an Italian actor, playwright, comedian, singer, theatre director, stage designer, songwriter, painter, political campaigner for the Italian left wing and the recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. In his time he was "arguably the most widely performed contemporary playwright in world theatre". Much of his dramatic work depends on improvisation and comprises the recovery of "illegitimate" forms of theatre, such as those performed by giullari (medieval strolling players) and, more famously, the ancient Italian style of commedia dell'arte.His plays have been translated into 30 languages and performed across the world, including in Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Iran, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka Sweden, the UK and Yugoslavia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dario Fo has received more than 486,205 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 263rd most popular writer.

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  • 490k

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  • 70.04

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  • 85

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Dario Fo ranks 261 out of 4,883Before him are Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ian Fleming, Jack Kerouac, Antonin Artaud, Mansur Al-Hallaj, and Alfonso X of Castile. After him are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lope de Vega, Peter Drucker, Alphonse Daudet, Germaine de Staël, and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.

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Among people born in 1926, Dario Fo ranks 13Before him are Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Leslie Nielsen, Beji Caid Essebsi, Miles Davis, and Jiang Zemin. After him are Andrzej Wajda, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, Svetlana Alliluyeva, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Among people deceased in 2016, Dario Fo ranks 15Before him are David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Alan Rickman, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali. After him are Andrzej Wajda, Cesare Maldini, Islam Karimov, Jerome Bruner, Alvin Toffler, and Abbas Kiarostami.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Dario Fo ranks 313 out of 3,282Before him are Antipope John XXIII (1370), Pope Felix I (300), Pope Urban I (222), Pope Benedict II (635), Guido Reni (1575), and Charles I of Hungary (1288). After him are Pope Paschal II (1050), Antonio Canova (1757), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Pope Innocent I (378), Pope Benedict IX (1012), and Franco Zeffirelli (1923).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Dario Fo ranks 20Before him are Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Juvenal (50), Sallust (-86), Torquato Tasso (1544), Carlo Goldoni (1707), and Primo Levi (1919). After him are Luigi Pirandello (1867), Christine de Pizan (1365), Cassiodorus (487), Elena Ferrante (1943), Alberto Moravia (1907), and Ludovico Ariosto (1474).

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