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Hand, Richard J.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 2,027 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 822.912
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Most widely held works by Richard J Hand
Grand-Guignol : the French theatre of horror by Richard J Hand ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part of this book, 'An Introduction to the Grand-Guignol', reconsiders the importance and influence of the Grand-Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts in the first attempt at a major evaluation of the genre as performance. The authors give full consideration to practical applications and to the challenges presented to the actor and director. The second part of the book, 'Ten Plays of the Grand-Guignol', provides outstanding new translations of a selection of Grand-Guignol plays. The presentation of these plays in English is an invitation to theatres to revive th
Octave Mirbeau two plays : Business is business ; &, Charity by Octave Mirbeau ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The radio drama handbook audio drama in context and practice by Richard J Hand ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Radio Drama Handbook combines both theory and practice to lead, stepwise, to a full understanding of radio drama form. Broken down into two large sections, the first gives the reader an overview of English language radio drama in the US and UK and explains a variety of approaches to how radio can be understood to function as a dramatic and performative medium. The second section puts the academic groundwork into practice by leading the reader through the process of developing and creating a radio script and gives an understanding of the unique techniques demanded in radio performance skill
The theatre of Joseph Conrad : reconstructed fictions by Richard J Hand ( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 224 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
London's Grand Guignol and the theatre of horror by Richard J Hand ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London's Grand Guignol-a macabre theatre of naturalistic horror-was established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. Eight series of plays were staged; in total forty-three plays were produced and many others written and refused a licence. London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror considers the importance and influence of the English Grand Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts. It also presents a selection of ten remarkable English-language Grand Guignol plays, some of which were banned by the Lord Chamberlain, the censor of the day, and have n
Monstrous adaptations : generic and thematic mutations in horror film ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. This collection of essays demonstrates the significance of the adaptative process in the theory, practice and thematics of horror film
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 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
Four plays by Victor Hugo ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph Conrad and the performing arts ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conrad's Victory the play and reviews by Basil Macdonald Hastings ( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 88 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 Lhr 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. This generously illustrated volume presents the complete script of Macdonald Hastings's play, the collected theatre reviews of the production, and the stage censor's confidential report on the script. The volume also features a substantial introduction placing t
Listen in terror : British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age by Richard J Hand ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Octave Mirbeau : two plays by Octave Mirbeau ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 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 14 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
Octave Mirbeau : selected plays by Octave Mirbeau ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Self-adaptation : the stage dramatisation of fiction by novelists by Richard J Hand ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disparate horrors: adaptation and Joseph Conrad by Richard J Hand ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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