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Jenkins, Ronald Scott

Overview
Works: 72 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 3,047 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Director, 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 )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 669 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 565 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 )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 327 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 212 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Peasants bible ; and, The story of the tiger by Dario Fo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 167 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 by Dario Fo ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 147 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 94 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 51 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 50 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
We won't pay! We won't pay! : and other plays : the collected plays of Dario Fo, volume 1 by Dario Fo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 13 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 11 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
Representative clowns : comedy and democracy in America by Ronald Scott Jenkins ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 8 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in X-Ray Analysis Volume 38 by Paul K Predecki ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in X-Ray Analysis Volume 39 by John V Gilfrich ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jenkins, Ron
Jenkins, Ron, 1952-
Jenkins, Ronald Scott
Scott Jenkins, Ronald
Languages
English (50)
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