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Hand, Richard J.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 131 publications in 1 language and 5,143 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  One-act plays  Film adaptations  Drama  Radio programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: PN2636.P4, 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 350 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
London's Grand Guignol and the theatre of horror by Richard J Hand( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monstrous adaptations : generic and thematic mutations in horror film by Richard J Hand( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 202 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 )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 169 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"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Joseph Conrad and the performing arts by Katherine Isobel Baxter( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four plays by Victor Hugo( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapting Graham Greene by Richard J Hand( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 149 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 102 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 102 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
The radio drama handbook : audio drama in context and practice by Richard J Hand( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 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
Performing Grand-Guignol : playing the theatre of horror by Richard J Hand( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio in small nations : production, programmes, audiences by Richard J Hand( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 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 )

11 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octave Mirbeau was one of the most prolific literary figures of Frances storied Belle Époque, and his innovative theatrical works are only recently being rediscovered and appreciated by modern audiences. Here for the first time in English-language translation are his two most celebrated and successful plays:Business is Business, a classical comedy of manners recalling Molière; andCharity, a satirical comedy centered around the exploitation of adolescents in a dubious charity home. In addition to the play texts, this volume also includes an introduction contextualizing the works and the translation and adaptation process
Octave Mirbeau : two plays by Octave Mirbeau( Book )

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

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

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 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

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 (123)

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London's Grand Guignol and the theatre of horrorMonstrous 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