Performing Grand-Guignol:Playing the Theatre of Horror

Hand, Richard J. and Wilson, Michael (2016) Performing Grand-Guignol:Playing the Theatre of Horror. University of Exeter Press. ISBN 9780859899963

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Abstract

The Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Paris, which opened in 1897 and closed officially in 1962, specialized in often graphic horror theater. Over the past fifteen years, authors Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson have worked to explore this extraordinary but largely forgotten theater, running theater workshops with students that at times have led to new productions in the style of the Grand-Guignol. The present volume provides rich insights into the authors’ work performing Grand-Guignol theater with their students, and includes a brief history of the Grand-Guignol as well as translations of sixteen plays from such notable writers as Octave Mirbeau, Gaston Leroux, and St John Ervine in addition to Grand-Guignol stalwarts René Berton and André de Lorde. Performing Grand-Guignol is ideal as an acting guide as well as for anyone with an interest in theater studies or the history of theater.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: grand-guignol,horror,theatre drama performance
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 01:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2020 01:14
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62692
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