One Was Nude and One Wore Tails

by  Dario Fo, Ed Emery

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 1f

A roadsweeper's comrade convinces him that in being a nothing, he is the beginning of everything, and thus divine. Guided by this principle, he helps a nude ambassador recover his evening dress, but the roadsweeper finds he is treated much better as an ambassador...

Published in the volume "Dario Fo Plays 1" which also contains Mistero Buffo, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Trumpets and Raspberries, and The Virtuous Burglar.

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One Was Nude and One Wore Tails

by  Dario Fo Ed Emery

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    5m, 1f
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    Farce

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A roadsweeper's comrade convinces him that in being a nothing, he is the beginning of everything, and thus divine. Guided by this principle, he helps a nude ambassador recover his evening dress, but the roadsweeper finds he is treated much better as an ambassador than when dressed for his own profession, which makes him no longer an absolute and therefore not divine at all.
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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A street

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5m, 1f
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Dario Fo

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Ed Emery

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