The Grand Guignol: Theatre of Fear and Terror
From its beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris and throughout its sixty-year reign of terror, the Theatre of the Grand Guignol gleefully celebrated horror and fear. Innocent victims, mangled beauty, insanity, mutilation, depravity, and guilt were its primary themes. By dissecting primal taboos in an unprecedentedly graphic manner, it became the progenitor of all the blood-spilling, eye-gouging, and limb-hacking "splatter" movies of today. This first English-language book on Grand Guignol examines its history, themes, and methods; summarizes its plots; provides the texts of two typical plays; and illustrates it with close to 100 pictures.
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Review: The Grand GuignolGebruikersrecensie - Goodreads
Interesting if somewhat sensationalist survey of the Grand Guignol Theatre of Paris, including summaries of several dozen plays from the theatre's repertoire and translated texts of two complete works.
Review: The Grand GuignolGebruikersrecensie - Jenna - Goodreads
I appreciate the pictures and plot summaries immensely, but it really should be read, in my opinion in tandem with Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror by Richard J. Hand. The latter is a bit ... Volledige recensie lezen