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Jenkins, Ronald Scott

Overview
Works: 22 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 2,954 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Humor  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Moderator
Classifications: PQ4866.O2, 852.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ronald Scott Jenkins
We won't pay! We won't pay! and other plays : the collected plays of Dario Fo by Dario Fo( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subversive laughter : the liberating power of comedy by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These vivid portraits uncover a profound reason for the universal appeal of comedy
Acrobats of the soul : comedy and virtuosity in contemporary American theatre by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dario Fo & Franca Rame : artful laughter by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times called the announcement of Dario Fo's Nobel Prize in Literature "among the most unexpected and controversial in the ninety-seven-year history of the award." Some writers, politicians, clergymen, and self-proclaimed arbiters of culture were outraged by Fo's selection. Others sensed that the choice was courageous, not because of Fo's unorthodox politics but because of his unorthodox use of language and humor. In honoring for the first time a writer who is also an actor and a clown, the Swedish Academy expanded the officially recognized boundaries of literature to include the language of the body and the muscular truth of slapstick." "Dario Fo and Franca Rame: Artful Laughter illuminates the carnival sensibilities of Fo and his life-long collaborator Franca Rame with an emphasis on the pictorial roots of their comedy. Drawing is essential to Fo's topsy-turvy vision of the world, and this book includes whimsical paintings and sketches by Fo that have never been published in the United States. It also includes excerpts from plays by him and Rame that have never before appeared in English. Fo is one of the world's most frequently produced living playwrights, and readers who encounter this collection of Fo's zany Harlequins and anarchic confidence men will understand why."--Jacket
Johan Padan and the discovery of the Americas by Dario Fo( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dario Fo is one of the world's most contemporary playwrights, forging subversive comedy, clowning, unusual linguistic experimentation, and brilliant playwrighting into a comedy of complete originality. A first-person monologue that bends and mutates language and historical fact, Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas is a retelling of Christopher Columbus's voyage to America. Told by a last-minute conscript assigned to clean the shipboard pig stalls, who goes on to be adopted by a tribe of Indians and help them fight conquistadors, it posits a riotous alternate history in which the dynamics between native and white, male and female, history and comedy are never what they seem."--Jacket
Mistero buffo : comic mysteries by Dario Fo( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mistero Buffo is Dario Fo's theatrical masterpiece. Borrowing from the tradition of passion plays and techniques of medieval storytellers, Fo creates a populist interpretation of biblical stories, infused with the rhythmic drive of a jazz improvisation, the immediacy of a newspaper headline and the epic scope of a historical novel. Part political slapstick, part theological circus, this "comic mystery play" has been performed by Fo and his wife and creative partner, Franca Rame, throughout the world to an estimated ten million people."--Jacket
The Peasants bible ; and, the story of the tiger by Dario Fo( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Peasants' Bible" is a collection of five monologues drawn from Italian folklore but filtered through Fo's singular lens - for example, an Adam and Eve who are passionately entwined like peas in a pod; a race between two classes of men struggling for power that resembles the legend of the Hare and the Tortoise - to form a Bible of the common man. In "The Story of the Tiger," we find a Fourth Army soldier injured fighting Chiang Kai-shek's army, saved from starvation by being suckled by an enormous tiger, who then comes back to defeat Kai-shek by using model tigers in combat."--Jacket
About face : a political farce by Dario Fo( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saraswati in Bali : a temple, a museum, and a mask by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worshipped as the goddess of knowledge, beauty, and the arts, Saraswati continues to influence daily life in the Balinese village of Peliatan. Saraswati in Bali explains how one of the world's most famous tourist destinations strives to preserve its cultural traditions through the ceremonies, shadow plays, and masked dances held at the Pura Madya temple festival as well as the art collection, landscaped gardens, and cultural events at the nearby ARMA Museum. Theater professor Ron Jenkins has studied Balinese arts and culture for more than thirty years. In this enlightening volume, he shares vivid descriptions of the festival and lively interviews with painters, dancers, farmers, kings, and priests to illustrate Balinese beliefs in the sacred power of art and literature. He also documents how ancient texts inscribed on palm-leaf manuscripts suggest that Saraswati's teachings enrich human life with invisible meaning. Anyone interested in the performing arts or world mythology will be fascinated by the way the museum and temple have helped to keep Bali's hidden wisdom accessible in changing times
We won't pay! We won't pay! and other plays : the collected plays of Dario Fo by Dario Fo( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We won't pay! we won't pay! : a political farce by Dario Fo( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible mirror : siwaratrikalpa : Balinese literature in performance = Sastra Bali di dalam seni pertunjukan by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representative clowns : comedy and democracy in America by Ronald Scott Jenkins( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rua bineda in Bali : counterfeit justice in the trial of Nyoman Gunarsa by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We won't pay! We won't pay! and other works : the collected plays of Dario Fo by Dario Fo( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bali: the dance drama Chalonarong by Ronald Scott Jenkins( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monitor forum( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Host John Parrot interviews China expert, William Alford, and Ron Jenkins, who teaches humor and comedy at Emerson College. Jenkins talks about the role of comedy in different cultures
The holy humor of Bali's clowns by Ronald Scott Jenkins( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Velocity Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This program focuses on the comic theatre piece Velocity, which eschews dialogue and relies on physical comedy for its effects. A panel discussion is interspersed with excerpts from the piece, which portrays a day in the life of three New York City businessmen, and with clips from a variety of comedy movies, including silent Chaplin and Keaton films and Bugs Bunny cartoons. Director Mark Lonergan discusses the inspiration he draws from these films, the impulse to communicate visually rather than through words, and the importance of rhythm and precise choreography to physical comedy. The three performers talk about their backgrounds in acting, dance, and gymnastics, all of which play a role in their work. The program also includes an original film piece inspired by the opening New York montage in the movie On the town
Tutta casa, letto e chiesa : It's all bed, board and church( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Franca Rame performs a series of comic monologs on women and women's issues. She speaks in Italian, which is translated by Maria Consagra
 
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Alternative Names
Jenkins, Ron 1952-

Jenkins, Ronald Scott

Ron Jenkins

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Scott Jenkins, Ronald 1952-

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Acrobats of the soul : comedy and virtuosity in contemporary American theatreDario Fo & Franca Rame : artful laughterJohan Padan and the discovery of the AmericasMistero buffo : comic mysteriesThe Peasants bible ; and, the story of the tigerWe won't pay! We won't pay! and other plays : the collected plays of Dario FoWe won't pay! We won't pay! and other works : the collected plays of Dario Fo