The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 10, 1997 · Page 7
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 7

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, October 10, 1997
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THE SALINA JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1997 Al NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE Italian playwright honored Surprise winner was ,,,banned from Italy's Utate-run TV and radio V By KATARINA BJARVALL .. The Associated Press ,, ; STOCKHOLM, Sweden — ..Italy's Dario Fo, whose irreverent plays have made audiences : roar with laughter and authorities seethe with anger, won the ,, Nobel Literature Prize on , /.Thursday. „ . The 71-year-old Fo, whose •work was banned from Italy's .state-run TV and radio for years and who was prosecuted repeatedly for his searing critiques of j'the government, was a surprise j choice, absent from most critics' • lists of contenders. Fo himself 5 seemed stunned, " "I'm amazed," he said on hear; ing he had won the $1 million •; prize. «, "It will pay him back for the fpiany, many humiliations he J<has suffered in his life," wife £«Jid collaborator Franca Rame «said. "I believe that today many J critics, when they hear this "news, will have a heart attack." In honoring Fo, the Swedish . Academy called the Italian the modern equivalent of a court File photo Darlo Fo was a surprise winner of the $1 million Nobel Literature Prize. 'jester, citing his "scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden." The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, was quick to register its disapproval of the academy's choice. Fo's plays include his own spin on certain biblical stories, and often hold the Roman Catholic Church up to scathing ridicule. "Giving the prize to an actor who is also an author of debatable texts ... has surpassed all imagination," the Vatican news- paper declared. Since Fo and his wife founded a theater company in 1959, the pair have made a career out of satirizing post-war Italian politics, including the scandals that brought down politicians and businessmen in the early 1990s. "Dario Fo has taken great risks and been very brave, and he has had to suffer the consequences of that," said Sture Allen, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. In 1980, he and Rame were refused visas to the United States because of their support for left- wing activities in Italy. In 1984, the U.S. government relented and allowed the couple to briefly visit New York to see a production of his work "Accidental Death of an Anarchist." The Italian government barred his work from state broadcasting until 1977, and prosecuted him — unsuccessfully — on several occasions for allegedly defaming police and other offenses. Yet Fo has not retreated from politics. Two weeks ago, he made headlines when he took part in a demonstration that ridiculed the Northern League, a separatist group in northern Italy. WAR CRIMINAL TRIAL Papon becomes ill during court session By The Associated Press BORDEAUX, France — Maurice Papon, the former Cabinet minister charged with sending French Jews to Nazi death camps, suffered chest pains Thursday as the court was considering whether to hold him in a hospital or in prison during his trial. A court-appointed panel of doctors examined Papon on Thursday and recommended that the 87- year-old defendant, who underwent triple bypass surgery last year, be held in a hospital cardiology unit. Presiding Judge Jean-Louis Castagnede said a decision would be announced today. Papon, a former Bordeaux police supervisor, is charged with signing the arrest orders and preparing the convoys that sent 1,690 Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II. SPA REPAIR f We do spa repairs on makes & models! 823-POOL 11-800449-PLUS « POOL'S PLUS ATTENTION EMPLOYERS! Take advantage of this opportunity to meet future employees on a casual basis. 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