At a glance:
- Author: Dario Fo
- First Published: 1970
- Type of Plot: Farce; political
- Time of Work: 1970
- Setting: Milan, Italy
- Characters: Maniac, Bertozzo, Pissani, The Superintendent, Maria Feletti
- Genres: Satire, Drama, Farce, Political drama
- Subjects: 1970's, Journalism or journalists, Crime or criminals, Police, Death or dying, Corruption, Capitalism, Italy or Italians, Impostors or imposture, Anarchism or anarchists
- Locales: Europe, Italy, Milan, Italy
Accidental Death of an Anarchist opens in the central police headquarters in Milan, in a drab, ordinary office room. A large window forms a central part of the set. Inspector Bertozzo and a constable enter, and Bertozzo begins a direct address to the audience in which he states the official version of the anarchist’s death, insisting that the police verdict of “accidental death” was “quite reasonable.” The anarchist, he maintains, fell from a window of the Milan police headquarters. The constable brings in the Maniac, who is dressed as a clichéd...
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