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London's Grand Guignol and the theatre of horror

Author: Richard J HandMichael WilsonPierre ChaineAlfred BinetChristopher HollandAll authors
Publisher: Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2007.
Series: Exeter performance studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A companion to UEP's Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror (now in its third reprint). London's Grand Guignol was established in the early 1920s at the Little Theatre in the West End. It was a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: One-act plays
Named Person: José Levy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Hand; Michael Wilson; Pierre Chaine; Alfred Binet; Christopher Holland; Reginald Berkeley; Gladys Unger; André de Lorde; José Levy; H F Maltby; Victor MacClure; Eliot Crawshay-Williams; Richard Hughes; Noel Coward
ISBN: 9780859897891 0859897893 9780859897921 0859897923
OCLC Number: 181599691
Notes: Includes 10 plays of the genre staged in 1920's London; Private room number 6 adapted by José G. Levy from Au rat mort, cabinet 6, by André de Lorde and Pierre Chaine; The old women is a translation by Christopher Holland of Crime dans une maison de fous, by André de Lorde and Alfred Binet.
Awards: Shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize 2007.
Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sect. 1. A History of London's Grand Guignol --
Issues of genre and writing --
Performers and performing --
Censorship and reception --
London's Grand Guignol and the reviewers --
Aftermath and Legacy --
Sect. 2. Ten plays of London's Grand Guignol. Eight o'clock / Reginald Berkeley --
A man in Mary's room / Gladys Unger --
Private room number 6 / André de Lorde and Pierre Chaine --
The person unknown / H.F. Maltby --
Latitude 15° south / Victor MacClure --
The old women / [translated by] Christopher Holland --
The nutcracker suite / Eliot Crawshay-Williams --
The sisters' tragedy / Richard Hughes --
The better half / Noel Coward --
I want to go home / H.F. Maltby --
Appendices. London's Grand Guignol, 1920-1922 --
The complete repertoire of London's Grand Guignol, 1920-1922 --
Extract from Oh, Hell!!! a "revuette" / by Reginald Arkell and Russell Thorndike.
Series Title: Exeter performance studies.
Other Titles: Old women.
Responsibility: Richard J. Hand and Michael Wilson.

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