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Jenkins, Ronald Scott

Works: 88 works in 164 publications in 2 languages and 3,158 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Drama  Biography  Humor  Sources  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Director, Moderator
Classifications: PQ4866.O2, 852.914
Publication Timeline
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 )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Subversive laughter : the liberating power of comedy by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 562 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 )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 543 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."--BOOK JACKET
Johan Padan and the discovery of the Americas by Dario Fo( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 210 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
The Peasants bible ; and, The story of the tiger by Dario Fo( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 168 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."--BOOK JACKET
Mistero buffo : comic mysteries by Dario Fo( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 148 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
About face : a political farce by Dario Fo( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mistero buffo : the collected plays of Dario Fo, volume two by Dario Fo( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 52 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
Great trotters by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
X-ray fluorescence spectrometry by Ron Jenkins( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, one of the most powerful and flexible techniques available for the analysis and characterization of materials today, has gone through major changes during the past decade. Fully revised and expanded by 30%, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Second Edition incorporates the latest industrial and scientific trends in all areas. It updates all previous material and adds new chapters on such topics as the history of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, the design of X-ray spectrometers, state-of-the-art applications, and X-ray spectra. Ron Jenkins draws on his extensive ex
Introduction to X-ray powder diffractometry by Ron Jenkins( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When bombarded with X-rays, solid materials produce distinct scattering patterns similar to fingerprints. X-ray powder diffraction is a technique used to fingerprint solid samples, which are then identified and cataloged for future use-much the way the FBI keeps fingerprints on file. The current database of some 70,000 material prints has been put to a broad range of uses, from the analysis of moon rocks to testing drugs for purity.Introduction to X-ray Powder Diffractometry fully updates the achievements in the field over the past fifteen years and provides a much-needed explanation of the state-of-the-art techniques involved in characterizing materials. It covers the latest instruments and methods, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of the diffractometer, its components, alignment, calibration, and automation.The first three chapters outline diffraction theory in clear language, accessible to both students and professionals in chemistry, physics, geology, and materials science. The book's middle chapters describe the instrumentation and procedures used in X-ray diffraction, including X-ray sources, X-ray detection, and production of monochromatic radiation. The chapter devoted to instrument design and calibration is followed by an examination of specimen preparation methods, data collection, and reduction. The final two chapters provide in-depth discussions of qualitative and quantitative analysis.While the material is presented in an orderly progression, beginning with basic concepts and moving on to more complex material, each chapter stands on its own and can be studied independently or used as a professional reference. More than 230 illustrations and tables demonstrate techniques and clarify complex material.Self-contained, timely, and user-friendly, Introduction to X-ray Powder Diffractometry is an enormously useful text and professional reference for analytical chemists, physicists, geologists and materials scientists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and analytical chemistry.X-ray powder diffraction-a technique that has matured significantly in recent years-is used to identify solid samples and determine their composition by analyzing the so-called "fingerprints" they generate when X-rayed. This unique volume fulfills two major roles: it is the first textbook devoted solely to X-ray powder diffractometry, and the first up-to-date treatment of the subject in 20 years.This timely, authoritative volume features:* Clear, concise descriptions of both theory and practice-including fundamentals of diffraction theory and all aspects of the diffractometer* A treatment that reflects current trends toward automation, covering the newest instrumentation and automation techniques* Coverage of all the most common applications, with special emphasis on qualitative and quantitative analysis* An accessible presentation appropriate for both students and professionals* More than 230 tables and illustrationsIntroduction to X-ray Powder Diffractometry, a collaboration between two internationally known and respected experts in the field, provides invaluable guidance to anyone using X-ray powder diffractometers and diffractometry in materials science, ceramics, the pharmaceutical industry, and elsewhere
Developing and implementing a church constitution and bylaws for ministry for the First Baptist Church of Rio Vista, Texas by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantitative x-ray spectrometry by Ron Jenkins( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of an incomparable hands-on reference covers every important aspect of x-ray spectrometry - from basic principles to the selection of instrument parameters and sample preparation. With over 1100 equations, figures, tables and bibliographic citations, Quantitative X-ray Spectrometry, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for spectroscopists, analytical chemists, materials scientists, experimental physicists, mineralogists, biologists, geologists, and graduate-level and continuing-education students in these disciplines
Practical X-ray spectrometry by Ron Jenkins( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
P.J. Hall : a famous name in trotting by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great trotters : 250 famous harness horses by Ronald Scott Jenkins( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 10 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
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Spanish (1)