Trumpets and Raspberries

Trumpets and Raspberries

"Trumpets and Raspberries" is a satirical play by Dario Fo. It was first performed in 1981, under its original Italian title, "Clacson, Trombette e Pernacchi" ("Claxons, Trumpets and Raspberries").

The fictional plot revolves around a real political figure, Gianni Agnelli, head of the Fiat corporation from 1966 to 2003. When Agnelli is disfigured in a failed kidnap attempt, he is rescued by Antonio, one of his Fiat employees. Antonio flees the scene when people start shooting at him, leaving his jacket on Agnelli's body. Agnelli is taken to hospital in Antonio's jacket, where he mistakenly has his face reconstructed in Antonio's likeness. Farcical confusion ensues.


*Antonio Berardi / Gianni Agnelli (normally played by the same person)
*Rosa Berardi
*Police Inspector
*Secret Agent Leader Fellini
*Man with Fridge
*Secret Agents / Orderlies

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  • Fo,Dario — Fo (fō), Dario. Born 1926. Italian playwright noted for his socially topical, satirical works, including Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970) and Trumpets and Raspberries (1981). He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1997. * * * …   Universalium

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