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    Nobel Laureate Playwright Dario Fo Dies at 90

    He was always stirring up trouble. Fo, whose career lasted more than six decades before a respiratory ailment claimed him, was most famous for the 1970 leftist political drama Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He also made headlines when Italian prosecutors targeted him after his 1974 play, Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, which depicted housewives stealing food, seemingly inspired a wave of grocery thefts. Fo won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997, and in recent years used his fame to bolster Italy’s rising populist Five Star movement.

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