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London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror

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Zusammenfassung A companion to UEP's Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror (now in its third reprint). London's Grand Guignol was established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. It was a high-profile venture that enjoyed popular success as much as critical controversy. Informationen zum Autor Richard J. Hand is Professor of Drama at the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries! University of Glamorgan. Michael Wilson Professor of Drama at Loughborough University. Together they have delivered workshops on Grand Guignol! and presented Grand Guignol performances at universities! international conferences and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Klappentext London's Grand Guignol--a macabre theatre of naturalistic horror--was established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. Taking its cue from Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Paris! this high-profile venture enjoyed as much critical controversy as popular success. On its side were some of the finest actors of the English stage! such as Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson! as well as a team of extremely able writers! including the legendary Noel Coward. "London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror" considers the importance and influence of the Grand Guignol within its social! cultural! and historical contexts! while presenting a selection of ten remarkable Grand Guignol plays! several of which were banned by the Lord Chamberlain! the censor of the day! and have never been publicly performed--including a previously unpublished work by Coward.The companion volume to "Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror!" already in its third edition! this book is an essential addition to any gore-loving student of drama and the twentieth-century theatre of horror. Inhaltsverzeichnis SECTION 1 Chapter 1: A History of London's Grand Guignol Chapter 2: London's Grand Guignol and Issues of Genre and Writing Chapter 3: London's Grand Guignol: Performers and Performing Chapter 4: London's Grand Guignol: Censorship and Reception Chapter 5: London's Grand Guignol and the Reviewers Chapter 6: The Aftermath and Legacy of London's Grand Guignol SECTION 2 Ten Plays of London's Grand Guignol Eight O'Clock by Reginald Berkeley A Man in Mary's Room by Gladys Unger Private Room Number 6 by Andre de Lorde The Person Unknownby H. F. Maltby Latitude 15 Southby Victor MacClure The Old Women by Christopher Holland The Nutcracker Suite by Eliot Crawshay-Williams The Sisters' Tragedy by Richard Hughes The Better Half by Noel Coward I Want To Go Home by H. F. Maltby APPENDICES Appendix 1 London's Grand Guignol! 1920-22Appendix 2 The Complete Repertoire of London's Grand Guignol! 1920-22 Appendix 3 Extract from Oh! Hell!!! A 'Revuette' by Reginald Arkell and Russell Thorndike Bibliography ...

Autorentext

Richard J. Hand is Reader in Drama and Michael Wilson is Professor of Drama, both at the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries. Together they have delivered workshops on Grand Guignol, and presented Grand Guignol performances at universities, international conferences and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Klappentext

London's Grand Guignol--a macabre theatre of naturalistic horror--was established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. Taking its cue from Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Paris, this high-profile venture enjoyed as much critical controversy as popular success. On its side were some of the finest actors of the English stage, such as Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson, as well as a team of extremely able writers, including the legendary Noel Coward. "London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror" considers the importance and influence of the Grand Guignol within its social, cultural, and historical contexts, while presenting a selection of ten remarkable Grand Guignol plays, several of which were banned by the Lord Chamberlain, the censor of the day, and have never been publicly performed--including a previously unpublished work by Coward.The companion volume to "Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror," already in its third edition, this book is an essential addition to any gore-loving student of drama and the twentieth-century theatre of horror.



Inhalt

SECTION 1; Chapter 1: A History of London's Grand Guignol; Chapter 2: London's Grand Guignol and Issues of Genre and Writing; Chapter 3: London's Grand Guignol: Performers and Performing; Chapter 4: London's Grand Guignol: Censorship and Reception; Chapter 5: London's Grand Guignol and the Reviewers; Chapter 6: The Aftermath and Legacy of London's Grand Guignol; SECTION 2; Ten Plays of London's Grand Guignol; Eight O'Clock by Reginald Berkeley; A Man in Mary's Room by Gladys Unger; Private Room Number 6 by Andre de Lorde; The Person Unknown by H. F. Maltby; Latitude 15[degrees] South by Victor MacClure; The Old Women by Christopher Holland; The Nutcracker Suite by Eliot Crawshay-Williams; The Sisters' Tragedy by Richard Hughes; The Better Half by Noel Coward; I Want To Go Home by H. F. Maltby; APPENDICES; Appendix 1 London's Grand Guignol, 1920-22; Appendix 2 The Complete Repertoire of London's Grand Guignol, 1920-22; Appendix 3 Extract from Oh, Hell!!! A 'Revuette' by Reginald Arkell and Russell Thorndike; Bibliography.

Produktinformationen

Titel: London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror
Autor:
EAN: 9780859897891
ISBN: 978-0-85989-789-1
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: University of Exeter Press
Genre: Lyrik & Dramatik
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2007
Untertitel: Englisch