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Chapel of gore and psychosis : the Grand Guignol Theatre

Author: Jack Hunter
Publisher: [Great Britain] : Creation Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Grand Guignol Theatre in Paris, founded by Oscar Metenier in 1897, soon became world-renowned for staging wild and bizarre spectacles of madness, mutilation, horror and death. Hunter charts the entire history of the Grand Guignol, from its inception to its closure in 1962, referencing and describing dozens of stage productions. Also contains a whole section on films which were either based on, or inspired by,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Hunter
ISBN: 9781840681871 184068187X
OCLC Number: 788246007
Notes: Includes indexes.
"Documents of culture"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 111 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: A century of horror --
Chapel of gore and psychosis --
Grand Guignol and cinema --
The system of Doctor Goudron and Professor Plume / by André de Lorde --
A memoir / by Maxa.
Other Titles: Grand Guignol Theatre
Responsibility: by Jack Hunter ; [translations by R.J. Dent].

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The Grand Guignol Theatre in Paris, founded by Oscar Metenier in 1897, soon became world-renowned for staging wild and bizarre spectacles of madness, mutilation, horror and death. Hunter charts the entire history of the Grand Guignol, from its inception to its closure in 1962, referencing and describing dozens of stage productions. Also contains a whole section on films which were either based on, or inspired by, the Grand Guignol and its works.

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