UNESCO Director-General pays tribute to Dario Fo
13 October 2016 - The Director-General paid tribute to the Italian writer Dario Fo, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, commending “his literary adventure and a political and social commitment to the popular theater. His liberating irony, often provocative, was a hymn to freedom of thought without fear, bringing into the 20th century the traditions of the Commedia of Arte. In a message for World Theatre Day established by UNESCO on 27 March, he called for support to theater groups, convinced of the power of literature and culture to change society. Italy has lost one of its greatest artists, and UNESCO a fierce defender of freedom of expression and creativity,” said the Director-General.
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