Rebellato, Dan. 'Dario Fo.' In Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists, edited by John F. Deeney and Maggie B. Gale. Routledge Key Guides. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 82-86.
I've written a short article on Dario Fo for this new collection of essays. It's a reference book but the articles have enough length to give a fuller labour of the writers involved.
It's a good volume. At these moments it's always interesting to see who the living British writers deemed worthy of inclusion. The latest snapshot of the contemporary canon, then, comprises April De Angelis, Alan Ayckbourn, Howard Barker, Alan Bennett, Edward Bond, Jim Cartwright, Caryl Churchill, Martin Crimp, David Edgar, David Hare, Terry Johnson, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, Mark Ravenhill, Peter Shaffer, Tom Stoppard, debbie tucker green, and Timberlake Wertenbaker. There are also some dead British playwrights in there still considered contemporary (Pinter, Kane). It's not a bad selection; I might swap out Terry Johnson for David Greig, but hey it's not my book.