Fo emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden. ä Nobel Prize CommitteeÞÞThese fables spark the imagination challenge the conscience and delight the soul. Greed and corruption are Fo’s irreverent subjects for this satirical Fellini-esque provocation. Fo convenes courtiers popes cardinals generals peasants and one man who despite his own earthly appetites and desires becomes a saint. Imagine wrote ÊThe New York TimesÊ about Fo a cross between Bertolt Brecht and Lenny Bruce and you may begin to have an idea of the scope of Fo’s anarchic wit.