‘Peter Brook’s Night of the Living Dead’: Horror, cinema and the post-war theatre

Jancovich, Mark (2022) ‘Peter Brook’s Night of the Living Dead’: Horror, cinema and the post-war theatre. Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, 15 (1-2). pp. 77-93. ISSN 1753-6421

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Abstract

An examination of the relationship between theatre and film that focuses on the work of figures associated with the post-war British theatre but whose film work was often understood in terms of horror. In particular, it examines the ways in which their work was understood as shocking audiences through a confrontation with repressed materials and as narratively staging conflicts between protagonists that represent conflicting ideas. In other words, these stories were often understood as staging battles between characters that sought to assert domination and control over their adversaries, battles that often featured psychological cruelty and destructiveness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical reception,film,horror,post-war britain,the absurd,theatre
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: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 00:58
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2022 00:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/78251
DOI: 10.1386/jafp_00070_1

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