Mamma Togni

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Mamma Togni
Written by Dario Fo
Original language Italian

Mamma Togni is a dramatic monologue by Dario Fo, set in Italy during the Second World War. It was performed in 1973.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

A dramatised personal testimony by a Mamma Togni, legendary woman partisan from the Upper Po valley, near Pavia. She is called into the streets to help people resist a meeting being organised by Fascists. She then tells about her time as a nurse, helping wounded partisans in World War II. This piece was first performed in Pavia in 1971, and was then published as part of Guerra di popolo in Cile (1973).[2][3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Tony (1999), Dario Fo: People's Court Jester (Updated and Expanded), London: Methuen, ISBN 0-413-73320-3. 


  1. ^ Mitchell 1999, p. 124
  2. ^ Mitchell, Tony. The People's Court Jester, Methuen Books, London, 1999.
  3. ^ Online English translation: Togni. Retrieved August 4, 2012.