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Dario Fo (born 24 March 1926) is an Italian actor-playwright, comedian, singer, theatre director, stage designer, songwriter, painter and political campaigner, and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. [1]

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Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo from the womb before it can survive on its own.

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Italian title: Morte accidentale di un anarchico) is the most internationally recognised play by Dario Fo, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Albinism in humans (from the Latin albus, "white"; see extended etymology, also called achromia, achromasia, or achromatosis) is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin.

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Ambra Angiolini

Ambra Angiolini (born in Rome, 22 April 1977) is a former Italian TV host and singer in the 1990s, who nowadays mainly works as an actress.

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Amintore Fanfani

Amintore Fanfani (6 February 1908 – 20 November 1999) was an Italian politician and former Prime Minister of Italy.

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An Arab Woman Speaks

An Arab Woman Speaks is a dramatic monologue from Fedayn (1972) by Dario Fo and Franca Rame In 1972 Franca Rame went to Lebanon to discuss with Palestinians in the camps.

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Angelo Beolco

Angelo Beolco (1502 – March 17, 1542), better known by the nickname Il Ruzzante or el Ruzante, was an Italian actor and playwright.

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Anglosphere refers to a set of English-speaking nations with a similar cultural heritage, based upon populations originating from the nations of the British Isles (England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland), and which today maintain close political and military cooperation.

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Anti-fascism is opposition to fascist ideologies, groups and individuals.

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Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов,; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history.

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Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci (22 January 1891 – 27 April 1937) was an Italian Marxist theoretician and politician.

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Archangels Don't Play Pinball

Archangels Don't Play Pinball (Italian title: Gli arcangeli non giocano al flipper) is a 1959 two-act play by Dario Fo.

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Arthur Miller

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre.

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Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is a salicylate medication, often used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation.

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Assassination is the murder of a prominent person, often but not always a political leader or ruler, usually for political reasons or payment.

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Assassination of John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.

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Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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Benito Mussolini

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943.

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Beppe Grillo

Giuseppe Piero "Beppe" Grillo (born 21 July 1948) is an Italian comedian, actor, blogger and political activist.

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Bernard Malamud

Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 – March 18, 1986) was an American author of novels and short stories.

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Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director of the 20th century.

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Black September in Jordan

The term Black September (أيلول الأسود; aylūl al-aswad) refers to the Jordanian Civil War that began in September 1970 and ended in July of 1971.

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Brera Academy

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera ("academy of fine arts of Brera"), also known as the Accademia di Brera or Brera Academy, is a state-run tertiary public academy of fine arts in Milan, Italy.

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Bruno Ferrante

Bruno Ferrante (born 26 April 1947 in Lecce) was Milan prefect from 8 June 2000 to November 2005.

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Buster Keaton

Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer.

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The Camorra is an Italian Mafia-type, by Umberto Santino, in: Albanese, Das & Verma, Organized Crime.

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Can't Pay? Won't Pay!

Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (Italian: Non Si Paga! Non Si Paga!, also translated We Can't Pay? We Won't Pay! and Low Pay? Don't Pay!) is play originally written in Italian by Dario Fo.

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Canzonissima was an Italian musical variety show broadcast by Rai 1 from 1958 to 1974, with an interruption between 1963 and 1967, aired on Saturday evening except for the last two editions in which it was aired on Sunday afternoon.

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The Carabinieri (formally Arma dei carabinieri, "Arm of carabineers" or previously Corpo dei carabinieri, "Corps of carabiniers") is the national military police of Italy, policing both military and civilian populations.

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Carlo Bo

Carlo Bo (25 January 1911 – 21 July 2001) was a poet, literary critic, a professor and Life senator of Italy (from 1984).

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Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (25 February 1707 – 6 February 1793) was an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice.

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Carlo Lizzani

Carlo Lizzani (3 April 1922 – 5 October 2013) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and critic.

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Cesena is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River, co-chief of the Province of Forlì-Cesena.

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Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo; Cristóbal Colón; Cristóvão Colombo; born between 31 October 1450 and 30 October 1451, Genoa; died 20 May 1506, Valladolid) was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer and citizen of the Republic of Genoa.

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Collapse of the World Trade Center

The towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, as a result of the Twin Towers being struck by jet airliners hijacked by terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda during the September 11 attacks.

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Commedia dell'arte

Commedia dell'arte is a form of theatre characterized by masked "types" which began in Italy in the 16th century and was responsible for the advent of the actresses and improvised performances based on sketches or scenarios.

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Conspicuous consumption

Conspicuous consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power—either the buyer's income or the buyer's accumulated wealth.

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Corpse for Sale

Corpse for Sale (Italian: Un morto da vendere) is a one-act play by Dario Fo.

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There is no globally accepted definition of corruption.

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Dino De Laurentiis

Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis (8 August 1919 – 10 November 2010) was an Italian film producer.

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Edmund Muskie

Edmund Sixtus "Ed" Muskie (March 28, 1914March 26, 1996) was an American politician from Rumford, Maine.

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Eduardo De Filippo

Eduardo De Filippo (24 May 1900 – 31 October 1984) was an Italian actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet, best known for his Neapolitan works Filumena Marturano and Napoli Milionaria.

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Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman

Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman (Italian title: Coppia aperta, quasi spalancata) is a play by Dario Fo, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale (12 October 1896 – 12 September 1981) was an Italian poet, prose writer, editor and translator, and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Euripides (or; Εὐριπίδης) (c. 480 – 406 BC) was a tragedian of classical Athens.

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Euronews is a multilingual news television channel, headquartered in Lyon-Écully, France.

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European debt crisis

The European debt crisis (often also referred to as the Eurozone crisis or the European sovereign debt crisis) is a multi-year debt crisis that has been taking place in the European Union since the end of 2009.

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Fantastico (variety show)

Fantastico was an Italian Saturday night variety show broadcast by Rai 1 from 1979 to 1991, with an interruption in 1980, when it was replaced by the game show Scacco matto.

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Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.

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Federal government of the United States

The government of the United States of America is the federal government of the republic of fifty states that constitute the United States, as well as one capital district, and several other territories.

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Fiorenzo Carpi

Fiorenzo Carpi (19 October 1918 - 21 May 1997) was an Italian composer and pianist, probably best known for the "Pinocchio" theme.

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Five Star Movement

The Five Star Movement (Movimento Cinque Stelle, M5S) is a political party in Italy started by Beppe Grillo, a popular comedian and blogger, with Gianroberto Casaleggio, a web strategist, on 4 October 2009.

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Forza Italia

Forza ItaliaThe name is not usually translated into English: forza is the second-person singular imperative of ''forzare'', "to press", and so means something like "Forward, Italy" or "Go Italy!" Forza Italia! was used as a sport slogan, and was also the slogan of Christian Democracy in the 1987 general election (see Giovanni Baccarin, Che fine ha fatto la DC?, Gregoriana, Padova 2000).

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Franca Rame

Franca Rame (18 July 1929 – 29 May 2013) was an Italian theatre actress, playwright and political activist.

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Free love

Free love is a social movement that rejects:marriage, which is seen as a form of social and financial bondage.

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Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America.

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Gabriele Albertini

Gabriele Albertini (born 6 July 1950 in Milan) is an Italian politician, who formerly served as Mayor of Milan and presently as a Member of the European Parliament for North-Western Italy.

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Genetic engineering

Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 18562 November 1950) was a Nobel-Prize-winning Irish playwright, critic and passionate socialist whose influence on Western theater, culture and politics stretched from the 1880s to his death in 1950, at 94 one of the world's most famous men.

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Gertrude (Hamlet)

In William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Gertrude is Hamlet's mother and Queen of Denmark.

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Ghost (Hamlet)

The ghost of Hamlet's late father is a character from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, also known as The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

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Giorgio Strehler

Giorgio Strehler (14 August 1921 – 25 December 1997) was an Italian opera and theatre director.

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Giustino Durano

Giustino Durano (May 5, 1923 in Brindisi, Italy - February 18, 2002 in Bologna, Italy) was a long lasting movie actor who is best known for his work as Eliseo Orefice in the 1997 film, Life Is Beautiful. For his role he was nominated in part for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.

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Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison), with the aid of a blowpipe (or blow tube).

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Gomorrah (book)

Gomorrah is a non-fiction investigative book by Roberto Saviano published in 2006 documenting Saviano's infiltration and investigation of various areas of business and daily life controlled or affected by the Italian criminal organization known as Camorra.

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Graveyard slot

A graveyard slot is a time period in which a television audience is very small compared to other times of the day, and therefore broadcast programming is considered far less important.

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Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602.

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Harlequin (Arlecchino, Arlequin, Old French Harlequin) is the best-known of the zanni or comic servant characters from the Italian Commedia dell'arte.

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.

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History of Europe

The history of Europe covers the peoples inhabiting the European continent from after prehistoric times to the present.

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Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Holy Family

The Holy Family consists of the Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph.

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Horatio (Hamlet)

Horatio is a character in William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.

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Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, also known as the McCarran–Walter Act, restricted immigration into the U.S. and is codified under Title 8 of the United States Code.

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Independent Left (Italy)

The Independent Left (Sinistra indipendente) was an Italian parliamentary group in the Italian Senate between 1968 and 1992.

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Indigenous peoples of the Americas

The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, and their descendants. Pueblos indígenas (indigenous peoples) is a common term in Spanish-speaking countries. Aborigen (aboriginal/native) is used in Argentina, whereas "Amerindian" is used in Quebec and The Guianas but not commonly in other countries. Indigenous peoples are commonly known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, which include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians, and Alaska Natives. According to the prevailing New World migration model, migrations of humans from Asia (in particular North Asia) to the Americas took place via Beringia, a land bridge which connected the two continents across what is now the Bering Strait. The majority of experts agree that the earliest migration via Beringia took place at least 13,500 years ago, with disputed evidence that people had migrated into the Americas much earlier, up to 40,000 years ago. These early Paleo-Indians spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes. According to the oral histories of many of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, they have been living there since their genesis, described by a wide range of creation myths. Application of the term "Indian" originated with Christopher Columbus, who, in his search for Asia, thought that he had arrived in the East Indies. The Americas came to be known as the "West Indies", a name still used to refer to the islands of the Caribbean sea. This led to the names "Indies" and "Indian", which implied some kind of racial or cultural unity among the aboriginal peoples of the Americas. This unifying concept, codified in law, religion, and politics, was not originally accepted by indigenous peoples but has been embraced by many over the last two centuries. Even though the term "Indian" often does not include the Aleuts, Inuit, or Yupik peoples, these groups are considered indigenous peoples of the Americas. Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in Amazonia, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and agriculture. The impact of their agricultural endowment to the world is a testament to their time and work in reshaping and cultivating the flora indigenous to the Americas. Although some societies depended heavily on agriculture, others practiced a mix of farming, hunting, and gathering. In some regions the indigenous peoples created monumental architecture, large-scale organized cities, chiefdoms, states, and empires. Many parts of the Americas are still populated by indigenous Americans; some countries have sizable populations, especially Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Greenland, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. At least a thousand different indigenous languages are spoken in the Americas. Some, such as Quechua, Aymara, Guaraní, Mayan languages, and Nahuatl, count their speakers in millions. Many also maintain aspects of indigenous cultural practices to varying degrees, including religion, social organization, and subsistence practices. Like most cultures, over time, cultures specific to many Indigenous peoples have evolved to incorporate traditional aspects, but also cater to modern needs. Some indigenous peoples still live in relative isolation from Western society, and a few are still counted as uncontacted peoples.

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Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman (29 August 191529 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films.

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Isabella, Three Sailing Ships and a Con Man

Isabella, Three Sailing Ships and a Con Man (Italian title: Isabella, tre caravelle e un cacciaballe) is a 1963 two-act play by Italian playwright Dario Fo, the recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Italian Communist Party

The Italian Communist Party (Partito Comunista Italiano, PCI) was a communist political party in Italy.

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Italian general election, 1976

General elections were held in Italy on June 20, 1976.

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Italian general election, 2013

A general election took place on 24–25 February 2013 to determine the 630 members of the Chamber of Deputies and the 315 elective members of the Senate of the Republic for the 17th Parliament of the Italian Republic.

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Italian regional elections, 1975

The Italian regional elections of 1975 were held on June 15.

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Italian resistance movement

The Italian resistance movement (Resistenza italiana or just Resistenza) is an umbrella term for resistance groups that opposed the occupying German forces and the Italian Fascist puppet regime of the Italian Social Republic during the later years of World War II.

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Italian Socialist Party

The Italian Socialist Party (PSI) was a socialist and later social-democratic political party in Italy founded in Genoa in 1892.

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Jacopo Fo

Jacopo Fo (born 31 March 1955) is an Italian writer-actor and director.

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Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati (born Jacques Tatischeff, 9 October 1907 in Le Pecq, Yvelines, France – died 5 November 1982) was a French filmmaker, actor, and screenwriter.

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Jean-Pierre Thiollet

Jean-Pierre Thiollet (born December 9, 1956 in Poitiers) is a French writer and journalist.

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Jim Crow laws

Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States.

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Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas

Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas is a one-man play by Dario Fo, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Joseph Papp

Joseph "Joe" Papp (June 22, 1921 – October 31, 1991) was an American theatrical producer and director.

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Juliet Capulet is the female protagonist and one of two title characters in William Shakespeare's romantic love tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

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King Claudius

King Claudius is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.

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Kingdom of Italy

The Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) was a state founded in 1861 when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy.

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L'Unità is an Italian left-wing newspaper, originally founded as official newspaper of the Italian Communist Party, and since then supportive of its subsequent successor parties, the Democratic Party of the Left, Democrats of the Left and from October 2007 until its closure the Democratic Party.

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La Repubblica

la Repubblica is an Italian daily general-interest newspaper.

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Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore, lit. 'Greater Lake') or Lago Verbano (Lacus Verbanus) is a large lake located on the south side of the Alps.

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Le Quotidien de Paris

Le Quotidien de Paris was a French newspaper founded in 1974 by.

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Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was the sniper who assassinated John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, on November 22, 1963.

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Leggiuno is a town and comune in the province of Varese, Lombardy, Italy.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci, (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography.

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Let's Talk About Women

Se permettete parliamo di donne (internationally released as Let's Talk About Women) is a 1964 Italian comedy film.

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Lo svitato

Lo svitato is a 1956 Italian comedy film directed by Carlo Lizzani.

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Lombardy (Lombardia; Lombard: Lombardia, pronounced: (Western Lombard), (Eastern Lombard)) is one of the twenty administrative regions of Italy in the north-west of the country with an area of 23,844 square kilometers (9,206 sq mi).

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Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello (28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer.

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Lysergic acid diethylamide

Lysergic acid diethylamide (or or), abbreviated LSD or LSD-25, also known as lysergide (INN) and colloquially as acid, is a psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects - which can include altered thinking processes, closed- and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time, and spiritual experiences - as well as for its key role in 1960s counterculture.

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Mamma Togni

Mamma Togni is a dramatic monologue by Dario Fo, set in Italy during the Second World War.

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Mani pulite

Mani pulite (Italian for "clean hands") was a nationwide Italian judicial investigation into political corruption held in the 1990s.

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Marcello Dell'Utri

Marcello Dell'Utri (born 11 September 1941 in Palermo, Sicily) is a convicted mafia criminal and a former Italian politician senior advisor to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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Mario Luzi

Mario Luzi (20 October 1914 – 28 February 2005) was an Italian poet.

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Mario Pirovano

Mario Pirovano (Milan, 20 April 1950) is an Italian theatrical actor, storyteller, translator and interpreter of Dario Fo's monologues.

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Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 45 years.

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May 1968 events in France

The volatile period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France.

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Mayor of Milan

The Mayor of Milan (Sindaco di Milano) is an elected politician who, along with the Milan’s City Council of 48 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Milan in northern Italy.

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Mechanization or mechanisation (BE) is the process of changing from working largely or exclusively by hand or with animals to doing that work with machinery.

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Merano or Meran (see Names below) is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy.

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Methuen Publishing

Methuen Publishing Ltd is a British publishing house.

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Michele Lu Lanzone

Michele Lu Lanzone is a dramatic monologue by Dario Fo.

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Middle Ages

In European history, the Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Milan (or; Milano; Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy, serves as the capital of Lombardy.

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Mistero Buffo

Mistero buffo ("Comical Mystery") is Dario Fo's solo pièce célèbre, performed across Europe, Canada and Latin America from 1969 to 1999.

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière (1622–1673), was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.

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In theatre, a monologue (from Greek μονόλογος from μόνος mónos, "alone, solitary" and λόγος lógos, "speech") is presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience.

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Monza (Mùnscia; Modoetia) is a city and comune on the River Lambro, a tributary of the Po in the Lombardy region of Italy, about north-northeast of Milan.

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The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer, who is recognized as the founder of modern political science and political ethics.

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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize (Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Norwegian: Nobelprisen) is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of academic, cultural and/or scientific advances.

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Nobel Prize in Literature

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning).

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Obie Award

The Obie Awards or Off-Broadway Theater Awards are annual awards originally given by The Village Voice newspaper to theatre artists and groups in New York City.

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One was Nude and One wore Tails

One Was Nude and One Wore Tails is a one-act farce by Dario Fo, in which a man escaping from the scene of a love affair is forced to find a place to hide.

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Ophelia is a fictional character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

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Organized crime

Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals, who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit.

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Othello (character)

Othello is a character in Shakespeare's Othello (c. 1601–1604).

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Palestinian territories

"Palestinian territories" and "occupied Palestinian territories" (OPT or oPt) are descriptions often used to describe the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip.

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Paolo Rossi (actor)

Paolo Rossi (born 22 June 1953) is an Italian actor, writer, comedian, singer-songwriter and television personality.

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Piazza Fontana bombing

The Piazza Fontana Bombing (Strage di Piazza Fontana) was a terrorist attack that occurred on December 12, 1969, when a bomb exploded at the headquarters of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura (National Agrarian Bank) in Piazza Fontana (some 200 metres from the Duomo) in Milan, Italy, killing 17 people and wounding 88.

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Piccolo Teatro (Milan)

The Piccolo Teatro della Città di Milano (translation: "Little Theatre of the City of Milan") is a theatre in Milan, Italy.

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Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.

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Polytechnic University of Milan

The Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan) is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 40,000 students.

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Porta Vittoria

Porta Vittoria (formerly Porta Tosa) was a city gate in the Spanish walls of Milan, Italy.

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Porto Valtravaglia

Porto Valtravaglia is a comune (municipality) of c. 2,400 inhabitants in the Province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located about northwest of Milan and about northwest of Varese.

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A post-war period or postwar period is the interval immediately following the ending of a war and enduring, with no resumption of the war.

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Power (social and political)

In social science and politics, power is the ability to influence or control the behavior of people.

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Primary elections in Italy

Primary elections were first introduced in Italy by Lega Nord in 1995, but were seldom used until before the 2005 regional elections.

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Prince Hamlet

Prince Hamlet is the title character and protagonist of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.

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Province of Varese

The province of Varese (provincia di Varese) is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy.

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Racism consists of ideologies and practices that seek to justify, or cause, the unequal distribution of privileges, rights, or goods amongst, or otherwise exhibit hatred or prejudice towards, different racial groups.

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Rai — Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A. (commercially styled Rai; known until 1954 as Radio Audizioni Italiane) is Italy's national public broadcasting company, owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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Rai 1

Rai 1 (until May 2010 known as Rai Uno) is the flagship television channel of Rai, Italy's national public service broadcaster, and the most watched television channel in the country.

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Rai 2

Rai 2 is one of the three main television channels broadcast by Italian public television company RAI alongside with Rai 1 and Rai 3.

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Rai 3

Rai 3 is part of Rai, the Italian government broadcasting agency, which owns other channels, such as Rai 1 and Rai 2 (amongst others).

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Republican Fascist Party

The Republican Fascist Party (Partito Fascista Repubblicano, PFR) was a political party led by Benito Mussolini during the German occupation of Central and Northern Italy.

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Richard Foreman

Richard Foreman (born in New York on 10 June 1937) is an American playwright and avant-garde theater pioneer.

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Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini (22 April 1909 – 30 December 2012) was an Italian Nobel Laureate honored for her work in neurobiology.

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Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Gastone Zeffiro Rossellini (8 May 1906 – 3 June 1977) was an Italian film director and screenwriter.

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Roberto Saviano

Roberto Saviano (born September 22, 1979) is an Italian writer and journalist.

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Roman Catholic theology

Roman Catholic theology is explained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Rome (Roma, Rōma) is a city and special comune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy.

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Romeo Montague is one of the title characters in William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician, commentator, and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

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Sabina Guzzanti

Sabina Guzzanti (born 25 July 1963) is an Italian satirist, actress, writer and producer whose work is devoted to examining social and political life in Italy.

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Salvador Allende

Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens (26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.

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Sangiano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Varese in the Italian region Lombardy, located about northwest of Milan and about northwest of Varese.

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Sassari (Sassari; Tàtari) is an Italian city and the second-largest of Sardinia in terms of population with 127,625 inhabitants, or about 275,000 including the metropolitan area.

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September 11 attacks

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11)9/11 is pronounced "nine eleven".

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Sexism or gender discrimination is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender.

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Sicily (Sicilia, Old Norse: Sikiley) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy officially referred to as Regione Sicilia.

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Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi (born 29 September 1936) is an Italian media tycoon and politician who served three times as Prime Minister of Italy, from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011.

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Sonning Prize

The Sonning Prize (Danish: Sonningprisen) is awarded biennially for outstanding contributions to European culture.

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Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.

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Spanish Inquisition

The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile.

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Station master

The station master (or stationmaster) was the person in charge of railway stations, in the United Kingdom and many other countries, before the modern age.

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Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States.

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Stephen Stenning

Stephen Stenning (aka Stephen Bailey) is Director of Edinburgh Mela.

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Substance dependence

Substance dependence also known as drug dependence is an adaptive state that develops from repeated drug administration, and which results in withdrawal upon cessation of drug use.

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Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Swedish Academy

The Swedish Academy (Svenska Akademien), founded in 1786 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies of Sweden.

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Teatro Odeón

The Odeon Theater (Teatro Odeón in Spanish) was a theater in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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The Birth of the Jongleur

The Birth of the Jongleur (Italian: La nascita del giullare) is a dramatic monologue by Dario Fo.

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The Butterfly Mouse

The Butterfly Mouse (La parpaja topola) is a dramatic monologue by Dario Fo.

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The Devil with Boobs

The Devil with Boobs (Italian title: Il diavolo con le zinne) is a two-act play by Dario Fo, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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The First Miracle of the Infant Jesus

The First Miracle of the Infant Jesus is a monologue by Dario Fo, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.

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The Open Couple

The Open Couple (Italian title: Coppia aperta, quasi spalancata) is a play by Dario Fo.

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The Pope and the Witch

The Pope and the Witch (Italian title: Il Papa e la strega) is a satirical play by Dario Fo, first performed in 1989.

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The Tale of a Tiger

The Tale of a Tiger (Italian title: La storia della tigre) is a dramatic monologue by Dario Fo.

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The Tumult of Bologna

The Tumult of Bologna (Il tumulto di Bologna) is a historical fiction monologue by Italian writer Dario Fo.

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The Union (Italy)

The Union (L'Unione) was an heterogenous centre-left political and electoral alliance of political parties in Italy.

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The Virtuous Burglar

The Virtuous Burglar (Italian title: Non tutti i ladri vengono a nuocere) is a one-act play by Dario Fo.

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Tiananmen Square protests of 1989

The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, commonly known as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件) or '89 Democracy Movement (八九民运) in Chinese,Events named by date in Chinese are conventionally named by the number of the month and the date, followed by the type of event.

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Tony Kushner

Anthony Robert "Tony" Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an American playwright and screenwriter.

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Trumpets and Raspberries

Trumpets and Raspberries (Italian title: Clacson, trombette e pernacchi) is a satirical play by Dario Fo, first performed in 1981.

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Turin (Torino, pronounced; Piedmontese: Turin, pronounced;; Augusta Taurinorum) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch.

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U.S. Army Field Manual 30-31B

The US Army Field Manual 30-31B is Cold War-era hoax conducted by the Soviet intelligence services.

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Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco OMRI (born 5 January 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist.

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United States Department of State

The United States Department of State (DoS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries.

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University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) (Københavns Universitet) is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark.

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Veneto or Venetia (– Venetia; Vèneto; more specifically Venezia Euganea) is one of the twenty regions of Italy.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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Vladimir Mayakovsky

Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Маяко́вский; – 14 April 1930) was a Russian Soviet poet, playwright, artist and stage and film actor.

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (a, born 7 October 1952) has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev.

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War is a state of armed conflict between societies.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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'Yugoslavia' (Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene: Jugoslavija, Југославија), once spelled and called "Jugoslavia", was a country in Southeast Europe during most of the 20th century.

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