Born in Sangiano, Italy, in 1926, Dario Fo is an Italian playwright, theater actor, and composer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1997. The Nobel committee described him as a writer “who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden.” His plays often depend on improvisation and utilize the Commedia dell’arte style. His most famous works are MISTERO BUFFO and ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST. He passed away in 2016.