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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 11, New Delhi, February 27, 2021

Video: Dario Fo’s Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (1983) | Gavin Richards

Saturday 27 February 2021


Accidental Death of an Anarchist is a 1970 play by Italian playwright Dario Fo. It was written in response to the death of Giuseppi (Pino) Pinelli, an anarchist who died while in police custody for questioning about a bombing in which he played no part. The famous 1969 Piazza Fontana bombing took place in Milan, Italy, in December 1969, at the end of a tumultuous decade. The two main political parties in Italy at the time were the Christian Democrats and the Italian Communists, with underground forces conspiring to keep the Communists out of government. The TV movie by Channel 4 in 1983 was directed by Gavin Richards.

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