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The Peasants bible ; and, The story of the tiger

Author: Dario Fo; Ronald Scott Jenkins
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First edView all editions and formats
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""The Peasants' Bible" is a collection of five monologues drawn from Italian folklore but filtered through Fo's singular lens - for example, an Adam and Eve who are passionately entwined like peas in a pod; a race between two classes of men struggling for power that resembles the legend of the Hare and the Tortoise - to form a Bible of the common man. In "The Story of the Tiger," we find a Fourth Army soldier  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dario Fo; Ronald Scott Jenkins
ISBN: 0802140696 9780802140692
OCLC Number: 55502639
Description: ix, 175 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: English --
Two Lovers Entwined Like Peas in a Pod --
The Shepherds' Cantata --
The Presumptuous Pig --
Hats and Caps --
The Dung Beetle --
The Story of the Tiger --
Italian --
Two Lovers Entwined Like Peas in a Pod --
The Presumptuous Pig --
Hats and Caps --
The Dung Beetle --
The Story of the Tiger --
Dialect --
The Presumptuous Pig --
The Dung Beetle --
The Story of the Tiger.
Other Titles: Story of the tiger.
Bibbia dei villani.
Peasants bible ; and, The story of the tiger
Responsibility: Dario Fo ; translated from the Italian by Ron Jenkins.
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""The Peasants' Bible" is a collection of five monologues drawn from Italian folklore but filtered through Fo's singular lens - for example, an Adam and Eve who are passionately entwined like peas in a pod; a race between two classes of men struggling for power that resembles the legend of the Hare and the Tortoise - to form a Bible of the common man. In "The Story of the Tiger," we find a Fourth Army soldier injured fighting Chiang Kai-shek's army, saved from starvation by being suckled by an enormous tiger, who then comes back to defeat Kai-shek by using model tigers in combat."--Jacket.

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