Ronald Scott Jenkins collection of Dario Fo posters and designs
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.33 linear feet (12 oversize folders)
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A former circus clown, Jenkins holds a doctorate from Harvard University, and is a graduate of Haverford College. Further work includes the translation and/or direction of plays by the Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol, such as "Ghetto: A Triptych," performed at the Square Theatre, New York and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach. Jenkins’ most recent book, "Saraswati in Bali" is the third in a trilogy regarding community activism and sacred temple performances in Indonesia.
Dario Fo (1926-2016) was an Italian actor, playwright, director, stage designer, and political activist, and the recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. His plays rely on improvisation and harken back to older forms of theatre, such as giullari (medieval strolling players) and commedia dell’arte. Perhaps his most well-known play is "Mistero Buffo." Fo married actress Franca Rame in 1954, and she became his theatrical collaborator and acted in many of his productions; they had one son, Jacopo Fo (1955-).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Jenkins, Ronald Scott. Ronald Scott Jenkins collection of Dario Fo posters and designs, 1974-1989 (MS Thr 1853): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2018 September 27
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