My First Seven Years (plus A Few More)

By Dario Fo.

Macello Magni reads Dario Fo's characteristically bawdy and irreverent acount of his youth on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

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01The Discovery That God Is Also Supreme Head Of The Italian State Railway20050822

By Dario Fo.

Macello Magni reads Dario Fo's characteristically bawdy and irreverent acount of his youth on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

Fo spent his early years being shunted from one railway station to the next around Lake Maggiore.

When he is taken to Milan Central Station one day, the young Dario has a moment of enlightenment.

02Grandfather Bristin20050823

The young Fo is reluctant to spend his summer with his grandfather, but, compelled to accompany his grandfather on his trips to town to sell vegetables, Fo finds himself being taught his first lesson in clowning.

03The Mystery Of The Amorous Statues20050824

When the family move to Porto Valtravaglia, Fo becomes acquainted with the fabulatore, the local storytellers - and their stories.

04Fleeing To Switzerland20050825

Fo is persuaded to help smuggle a group of prisoners of war over the border to Switzerland.

A job which demands the assistance of make-up, wigs and local women.

05Pa Fo's Funeral20050826

Fo's father dies.

But the funeral is a comic farce truly worthy of him.