Corpse for Sale

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Corpse for Sale (Italian: Un morto da vendere) is a one-act play by Dario Fo.

Plot summary[edit]

A pair of card sharps shoot a simpleton after they are beaten by him in a card game. Then it transpires that he is a "wanted man". Eventually the dead man comes back to life, and runs off with the landlord's daughter, taking the money with them.[1]


Ed Emery has carried out an authorised English translation.[2]


  1. ^ Tony Mitchell, The People's Court Jester, Methuen Books, London 1999.
  2. ^ Online English translation: