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Mika and Dario Fo on "Francesco. Lo Santo Jullare" - RAI1 (Italian TV) 22nd June 2014

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Dario Fo: Whole show: http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-6dcf545d-6d8e-47f2-a55e-6d8c632ea602.html#p=

Conversation between Dario Fo and Mika:

http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-f9cfdb65-3a67-4cc3-8405-5998c2c4ef65.html#p=

direct link to watch and download: http://creativemedia3.rai.it/podcastcdn/raiuno/Francesco_Lu_Santo_Jullare/2709839.mp4

video with English subtitles!: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4024090&postcount=205

 

Transcript in Italian and translation into English in this post: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4021728&postcount=69

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From mika's facebook:

 

"Mika and Nobel prize winner Dario Fo working at RAI's Auditorium in Naples on production for the special filming of "Francesco. Lo Santo Jullare," which will air prime time in Italy in June on Raiuno"

 

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Original: https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/10295301_10152204934178040_6800706437882510919_o.jpg

 

 

A little summary about the novel:

 

Two words about this particular show, if you like, that Fo is playing in theater throughout Italy with much success.

In the show , Fo is a storyteller, he is alone on stage with the public around him, according to the oral tradition that was used in the Middle Ages: someone tell a story and spontaneously gathered around him a small crowd of curious listeners.

He tells to the public the life of Francesco (Assisi 1182-1226 AC), who founded the religious ordin of "Francescani", and who is venerated as saint from the catholic Church. The figure of Francesco, about a year ago, inspired the name of our current pope Bergoglio.

Fo recites in the dialect spoken in the region of Umbria in central Italy , where Francesco was born.

Fo's show is a sort of narrative - historical document , the result of much study and research. He tells the story , however, in comical and ironic way, adding special little episodes almost unknown, some rediscovered copies of Benedictine monks diaries immune to censorship of the Church.

The youthful figure of Francesco is very interesting to tell, because Francesco in his life, has been very "cumbersome" and annoying to the power : precocious , rebellious, intelligent, educated, rich...he gave up everything to live in poverty closed to nature...a pure and rigorous man, especially for preaching the absolute poverty of the Ministry of God, openly threatening the glories and powers in which the Church wallowed for centuries .

 

It will be aired on 22th June on RAI1 (Italian TV)

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There's a small column on Il Mattino website about this collaboration

 

http://www.ilmattino.it/SPETTACOLI/TELEVISIONE/dario-fo-mika-in-tv-insieme/notizie/700687.shtml#fg-slider1

 

La strana coppia Dario Fo-Mika: insieme a Napoli per «Francesco»

 

Dario Fo sta registrando a Napoli da tre giorni, oggi concluderà il lavoro, "Francesco jullare di Dio", il suo spettacolo dedicato al poverello di Assisi. Andrà in onda, probabilmente a giugno, in prima serata su Raiuno.

 

Ieri Mika, rimasto in città ("E' bellissima, non potevo non fare un poco il turista") dopo il trionfo in piazza del Plebiscito del Nutella day, ha incontrato nel centro Rai il premio Nobel: la simpatia nata tra i due ha spinto il drammaturgo e volere la popstar come ospite a sorpresa del suo spettacolo.

 

Stasera la registrazione, l'uomo di "Grace Kelly" si confonderà tra i ragazzi delle scuole di teatro che circondano Fo sul palcoscenico e poi interagirà con lui a sorpresa. La foto dell'incontro di ieri è stata postata dal cantante sui social network.

 

The Odd Couple Dario Fo-Mika: together in Naples for "Francesco"

 

Dario Fo is recording in Naples on the last three days and today he'll finish his work, "Francis, jullare of God," his show dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi. It will be aired, probably in June, on RAI UNO.

 

Yesterday Mika, who remained in the city ("It 's beautiful, I could not do a little sightseeing") after the triumph in Piazza del Plebiscito for the Nutella day, he met the Nobel Prize on the Rai studios: the friendliness born between the two has prompted the playwright to want the pop star as a surprise guest for his show.

 

Tonight they'll make a special recording of the show where the man of "Grace Kelly" will be among the students of the school of theater that surrounding Fo on the stage and then he'll interact with Dario Fo.

 

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If anyone wants to read the novel before the show in June, I have the English translation of it made by Mario Pirovano who brought the show in many theaters in England.

In this way, you can understand what they will say in Italian (let's think that it's like a "booklet" that they give you when you go to see an italian opera) :wink2:

 

Here's the link:

 

http://socialiststories.net/liberate/Francis%20the%20Holy%20Jester%20-%20Dario%20Fo.pdf

 

If you want to follow the novel in Italian, here's the original version:

 

https://n-1.cc/file/download/1766034

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@Lucrezia Thanks a lot for opening this thread !! :flowers2:

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Some pics about the meeting with Dario Fo:

 

Yesterday he was on stage with the rest of the students of Dario Fo:

 

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@mikainstagram

"Backstage with Dario Fo"

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"And again..."

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Pics from Dario Fo's facebook. :wub2:

 

Yesterday's pic

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A part of the show's set. All the drawings are of Dario Fo.

 

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New Interview with more details about the show :wink2:

 

Mika: io e Fo, così è nato lo show

 

Mika, Fo e Francesco. La Popstar, il Nobel e il Santo. Un trio all’apparenza incongruo che si ritrova per una sera in tv, luogo in genere poco frequentato da Nobel (decisamente di più da Santi per fiction e Popstar). Il giudice di X Factor e l’autore di Mistero Buffo hanno registrato all’Auditorium di Napoli Francesco jullare di Dio , lo spettacolo scritto da Fo dedicato al Santo di Assisi che andrà in onda il 22 giugno in prima serata su Rai1.

 

Cosa accomuna due personaggi di generazioni distanti come lei e Fo? «Curiosità, saggezza, carisma, tolleranza, umorismo — risponde Mika —. Tutte queste parole per me sono sinonimi di Dario Fo. Lui è come un tonico per le generazioni più giovani di lui. Come un Hair Of A Dog , l’intruglio alcolico rimedio del mattino dopo una notte passata in giro, ti rimette in sesto e ti fa sentire come se il meglio dovesse ancora venire. Dal mio punto di vista di trentenne, posso dire che ci sentiamo tutti come se la gioventù fosse paragonabile a una sbornia, che si paga coi postumi e le dovute conseguenze quando si invecchia. Dario Fo dimostra che questo concetto è falso marketing e che con i benefici di una crescente curiosità e una mente in costante sviluppo, le trappole e i cliché dell’età possono essere smantellati».

 

Una strana coppia, Mika e Fo, 30 anni uno, 88 l’altro. Ma la distanza anagrafica la colma la vicinanza culturale. Mika studia Fo da una decina d’anni, «è un simbolo di libertà per la sua opera e la sua vita», lo conosce da quando il suo professore gli fece incontrare Morte accidentale di un anarchico «del mio eroe Dario Fo».

 

Proprio così Mika aveva scritto in un articolo sulla follia del mondo e il potere salvifico di Pulcinella. Da lì nacque l’invito in coppia alle Invasioni barbariche , l’epilogo è questa collaborazione, una rivisitazione in chiave contemporanea dell’originale di 15 anni fa.

 

Il giullare di sinistra e lo jullare santo. Non così lontani, come ha raccontato Fo: «Francesco era un autentico giullare, della giullarata conosceva la tecnica, il mestiere e le regole assolute. Non teneva mai prediche secondo la convenzione ecclesiastica, anzi, rifiutava l’andamento del sermone; non ne seguiva i canoni, lo svolgimento, la catarsi morale a conclusione. Aveva qualità mimiche eccezionali, di un vero clown del suo tempo». Il corpo e il linguaggio: «Un linguaggio fatto di termini pescati qua e là in tutti i dialetti, con iterazioni continue, termini latini, spagnoli, provenzali e perfino napoletani e siciliani». Un grammelot italico medievale di cui non è rimasta traccia ma che la fantasia di Fo ha reinventato per lo spettacolo.

 

E Mika? Sarà sicuramente in apertura dello spettacolo (probabilmente anche in corso d’opera) in un lungo dialogo su temi di attualità. Dei 45 minuti che i due hanno registrato insieme, ne usciranno almeno 15, dove Fo e Mika parleranno di Francesco, non solo il Santo, ma anche il Papa, «una figura che in qualche modo ne ricalca lo stile», come spiega il direttore di Rai1 Giancarlo Leone che ha subito accolto il progetto voluto da Giammarco Mazzi con il figlio di Fo, Jacopo: «Dopo le censure e la segregazione culturale, è un ritorno importante per Rai1 quello di Dario Fo. E poi — sorride Leone — non mi risulta che abbiamo molti altri Nobel per la Letteratura».

 

Translation:

 

Mika: me and Fo, the show born in this way

 

Mika, Fo and Francesco. The Popstar, the Nobel and the Holy One. A trio apparently incongruous that can be found for a night on television, place usually poorly attended by a Nobel (definitely more for the Saints and Popstar). The X Factor judge and the author of Mistero Buffo recorded at the Auditorium of Naples, "Francesco lo giullare di Dio", the show written by Fo dedicated to the Saint of Assisi, which will be air on June 22th on RAI 1.

 

What unites two characters of distant generations as you and Fo?

"Curiosity, wisdom, charisma, tolerance, humor - answers Mika -. All these words for me are synonyms of Dario Fo. He is like a tonic for the generations younger than him. As a "Hair Of A Dog", the alcoholic concoction, remedy of the morning after a night spent out, it puts you back on track and makes you feel as if the best is still to come.

From my point of view of thirty years old, I can say that we all feel as if the youth was comparable to a hangover, you pay it with after-effects and the necessary consequences when you get older.

Dario Fo shows that this concept is fake marketing and with the benefits of an increasing curiosity and a mind in constant development, the pitfalls and clichés of the age can be dismantled. "

 

An odd couple, Mika and Fo, 30 years old one, the other 88. But the distance of the age is filled with the cultural closeness. Mika studied Dario for ten years, "he is a symbol of freedom for his work and his life," he knows him since his teacher made ​​him read Accidental Death of an Anarchist "of my hero Dario Fo. "

 

That's right, Mika wrote in an article about the madness of the world and the salvific power of Pulcinella. From there, the invitation as a couple to the tv program "Invasioni Barbariche", the epilogue is this collaboration, a contemporary reinterpretation of the original of 15 years ago.

 

The jester of the left and the saint jester.

Not so distant, as told Fo: "Francesco was a true jester, from the "giullarata" he knew the technique, the craft and the absolute rules. He never did the sermons according to the ecclesiastical convention, indeed, he rejected the trend of the sermon; he did not followed the standards, the conduct, the moral catharsis at the end. He had exceptional mimic quality, a real clown of his time. "

 

The body and the language: "A language made up of words caught here and there in all dialects, with continuous iterations, Latin, Spanish, Provencal, and even Neapolitans and Sicilians terms." A medieval italiac grammelot which no trace remains but the fantasy of Fo reinvented for the show.

 

And Mika? He will definitely be at the opening of the show (probably also during the show) in a long dialogue on topical issues. Of the 45 minutes that the two have recorded together, it will come out at least 15mins, where Fo and Mika talk about Francesco, not only the saint but also the Pope, "a figure that in some way reflects the style" - as explains the director of RAI 1 Giancarlo Leone which has undergone welcomed the project commissioned by Gianmarco Mazzi with the son of Fo, Jacopo: "After the complaints and cultural segregation, it's an important return to Rai1 of Dario Fo. And then - Leo smiles - I am not aware that we have many other Nobel Prize for Literature. "

 

Link: http://www.passionetecno.com/2014/05/22/mika-io-e-fo-cosi-e-nato-lo-show-6203

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@Lucrezia Thanks a lot for opening this thread !! :flowers2:

 

Yes, it seems we needed a specific thread, the man keeps meeting Fo over and over again :aah:

I've never seen this coming. Me being interested in Fo. Life twists.

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Thank you, Lucrezia :flowers2: I adore these photos of them together :wub2:

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Thank you, Lucrezia :flowers2: I adore these photos of them together :wub2:

 

+1 :thumb_yello: Thanks a lot from me too Lucrezia! :huglove: It's totally amazing, and the right thing, to have an own thread for this - I look forward to what comes up here ...:wink2:

 

Love,love

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You're welcome girls!! :flowers2:

It's an important topic and it needed a proper thread :wink2:

 

P.s. I just uploaded the last interview with the translation!

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You're welcome girls!! :flowers2:

It's an important topic and it needed a proper thread :wink2:

 

P.s. I just uploaded the last interview with the translation!

 

 

 

:hi5::hi5::hi5::hi5:

 

 

I think Mika will be perfect in any of Dario Fo's piece... but it is just an opinion

Easier said then done

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Thanks Lucrezia, especially for the translation of the new interview!! :thumb_yello:

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Many thanks from this little corner of cyberspace as well!

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Thank you for everything Lucrezia :thumb_yello:

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Thank you for opening this thread and taking care of it Lucrezia! :wub2:

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Thank you, Lucrezia, for opening this thread! :flowers2: I am absolutely proud of Mika working with Fo, and I hope this new TV show gives him a wider audience than the X Factor's one: he is a really smart guy to say the least and deserves to be reknown for his personality as a whole!

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Thank you Lucrezia :huglove: I'm beyond excited for this project, finally something that it's worth his talent!

I hope this new TV show gives him a wider audience than the X Factor's one: he is a really smart guy to say the least and deserves to be reknown for his personality as a whole!

:thumb_yello: I still have nightmares with girls screaming like crazy "I love you" and "Sei bellissimoooo" over and over :doh:

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:thumb_yello: I still have nightmares with girls screaming like crazy "I love you" and "Sei bellissimoooo" over and over :doh:

 

:lmfao: But don't worry,this is not because of XF,it was exactly the same in Turkey :aah: ........well,no,not exactly,it was not "sei bellissimo",but "you're hot" :teehee:

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718x988h.gif beaucoup pour toutes ces intéressantes traductions.

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:lmfao: But don't worry,this is not because of XF,it was exactly the same in Turkey :aah: ........well,no,not exactly,it was not "sei bellissimo",but "you're hot" :teehee:

:naughty: I'm sure there are people like that at every concert, in Naples they were the most part though :( I'll never understand what's the point of going to a concert and then don't give a s*** about listening to him singing 'cause they've got to scream some idiotic words about his looks, managing to ruin the songs for everyone else as well. It just makes me really mad

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:naughty: I'm sure there are people like that at every concert, in Naples they were the most part though :( I'll never understand what's the point of going to a concert and then don't give a s*** about listening to him singing 'cause they've got to scream some idiotic words about his looks. It just makes me really mad

 

I know,you're right......:thumbdown:

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Edit: lol, ok actually it's the same article than above, sorry, was lost because of the paper edition ;-)

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