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Hand, Richard J.

Overview
Works: 22 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 4,178 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard J Hand
Grand-Guignol : the French theatre of horror by Richard J Hand( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Paris (1897-1962) achieved a legendary reputation as the 'Theatre of Horror', a venue displaying such explicit violence and blood-curdling terror that a resident doctor was employed to treat the numerous spectators who fainted each night. Indeed, grand guignol has entered the English language to describe any display of sensational horror."--Jacket
Monstrous adaptations : generic and thematic mutations in horror film by Richard J Hand( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifteen essays contained in this book address the concept of adaptation in relation to horror cinema. Adaptation is not only a key cultural practice and strategy for filmmakers, but it is also a theme of major importance within horror cinema as a whole. Horror film's history is full of adaptations that have drawn from fiction or folklore, or that have assumed the shape of remakes of pre-existing films. However, the horror genre itself also abounds with its own myriad transformations and transmutations. This collection of essays - many written by leading authorities in the discipline of cinema studies - demonstrates the significance of the adaptative process in the theory, practice and thematics of horror film."--book jacket
The theatre of Joseph Conrad : reconstructed fictions by Richard J Hand( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first full-length appraisal and critical analysis of Joseph Conrad and the theatre. Although the dramatic dimension to Conrad's fiction has always been acknowledged, his experiments in drama have traditionally been marginalized. Conrad wrote three plays-One Day More, Laughing Anne and The Secret Agent-and was closely involved in a dramatization of Victory. All four plays represent a serious investigation of the dramatic form and some of them were startlingly ahead of their time. Furthermore they are all adaptations, and the creation of them yields fascinating results with generic, stylistic and thematic ramifications. This book analyzes each of the plays in close relation to the original fiction and contextualizes them in relation to relevant theatrical genres such as melodrama and the Grand-Guignol as well as relating them to wider issues such as theatrical censorship and critical reception
Terror on the air! : horror radio in America, 1931-1952 by Richard J Hand( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This full-length study of golden age horror radio focuses on six representative programs, starting with The Witch's Tale in 1931 and ending with The Mysterious Traveler in 1952. Each chapter provides a critically and historically informed study of one series. The book ends with a look at the demise of horror radio and its influence"--Provided by publisher
Joseph Conrad and the performing arts( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays by Victor Hugo( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapting Graham Greene by Richard J Hand( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ... study, Richard J. Hand and Andrew Purssell introduce adaptation studies and its relation to Greene's works. They present new and incisive readings of key texts, including the various screen versions of Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair and The Quiet American, among others, and offer a critical examination of the industries in which Greene functioned as author, screenwriter, film critic and cultural figure.--Provided by publisher
Listen in terror : British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age by Richard J Hand( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-length study of British horror radio from the pioneering days of recording and broadcasting right through to the digital audio cultures of our own time. It offers an historical, critical and theoretical exploration of horror radio and audio performance examining key areas such as writing, narrative, performance practice and reception throughout the history of that most unjustly neglected of popular art forms: radio drama and 'spoken word' auditory cultures
Translation and adaptation in theatre and film by Katja Krebs( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a pioneering and provocative exploration of the rich synergies between adaptation studies and translation studies and is the first genuine attempt to discuss the rather loose usage of the concepts of translation and adaptation in terms of theatre and film. At the heart of this collection is the proposition that translation studies and adaptation studies have much to offer each other in practical and theoretical terms and can no longer exist independently from one another. As a result, it generates productive ideas within the contact zone between these two fields of study, both through new theoretical paradigms and detailed case studies. Such closely intertwined areas as translation and adaptation need to encounter each other's methodologies and perspectives in order to develop ever more rigorous approaches to the study of adaptation and translation phenomena, challenging current assumptions and prejudices in terms of both. The book includes contributions as diverse yet interrelated as Bakhtin's notion of translation and adaptation, Bollywood adaptations of Shakespeare's Othello, and an analysis of performance practice, itself arguably an adaptive practice, which uses a variety of languages from English and Greek to British and International Sign-Language. As translation and adaptation practices are an integral part of global cultural and political activities and agendas, it is ever more important to study such occurrences of rewriting and reshaping. By exploring and investigating interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives and approaches, this volume investigates the impact such occurrences of rewriting have on the constructions and experiences of cultures while at the same time developing a rigorous methodological framework which will form the basis of future scholarship on performance and film, translation and adaptation
The radio drama handbook : audio drama in context and practice by Richard J Hand( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title combines both theory and practice to lead, stepwise, to a full understanding of radio drama form. With the resurgence (though some say it has never left) of radio, due in part to new media practices and technological innovations, not only are there more theory-related radio courses, but also those teaching the production and practice aspects. "The Radio Drama Handbook" combines both theory and practice to lead, stepwise, to a full understanding of radio drama form. The handbook is broken down into two large sections: "A Contextual Guide to Radio Drama" and "A Practical Guide to Radio Drama". There will be a wide selection of case studies and practical exercises to make the book engaging and, above all, useful. Each section will be accompanied by practical exercises and suggested activities. Practice oriented and teacher/student friendly, this handbook is sure to become the new standard for all radio drama courses
Radio in small nations : production, programmes, audiences by Richard J Hand( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection which considers the crucial role of radio in small nations, presenting diverse voices and diverse themes and held together by passionate and scrupulous research
Conrad's Victory : the play and reviews by Basil Macdonald Hastings( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil Macdonald Hastings¿s dramatization of Joseph Conrad¿s Victory enjoyed a run of over eighty performances at London¿s Globe Theatre in 1919 with actor-producer Marie Löhr in the role of Lena. It remains the most successful stage adaptation of Conrad¿s fiction and Conrad himself was closely involved in the development of the script
Octave Mirbeau : two plays : Business is business & Charity by Octave Mirbeau( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octave Mirbeau : two plays by Octave Mirbeau( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing Grand-Guignol : playing the theatre of horror by Richard J Hand( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-adaptation : the stage dramatisation of fiction by novelists by Richard J Hand( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octave Mirbeau : selected plays by Octave Mirbeau( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octave Mirbeau Two Plays - Business Is Business & Charity by Richard J Hand( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octave Mirbeau was born in Trévières, Normandy, on 16 February 1848. He had a quiet childhood, which seemingly came to an abrupt end when he was sent to a Jesuit college at Vannes in 1859. The next four years were a miserable experience for the young Mirbeau, and the barbarity, tyranny and snobbery he encountered there - which seemed to him a microcosm of French society - would never be far from his writing for the rest of his life. Mirbeau registered to study law at university in 1866 but in 1868 would claim that 'he had been eating nothing and smoking up to 180 pipes of opium a day' (Levi, 1
Conrad's Victory : the Play and Reviews by Richard J Hand( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Grand-Guignol : the French theatre of horror
Alternative Names
Hand, Richard 1965-

Hand, Richard J.

Hand, Richard James 1965-

Languages
English (98)

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Monstrous adaptations : generic and thematic mutations in horror filmThe theatre of Joseph Conrad : reconstructed fictionsTerror on the air! : horror radio in America, 1931-1952Joseph Conrad and the performing artsFour playsConrad's Victory : the play and reviewsConrad's Victory : the Play and Reviews