Since The Théâtre du Grand-Guignol closed its doors forty years ago, the genre has been overlooked by critics and theatre historians. This book reconsiders the importance and influence of the Grand-Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts, and is the first attempt at a major evaluation of the genre as performance.
<p><p><BR>From the authors of the successful <em>Grand-Guignol </em>and <em>London’s Grand Guignol</em> - also published by UEP – this book includes translations of a further eleven plays, adding significantly to the repertoire of Grand-Guignol plays available in the English language.</p><BR><P></p>
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 high-profile venture that enjoyed popular success as much as critical controversy.
From the authors of the successful Grand-Guignol and London’s Grand Guignol - also published by UEP – this book includes translations of a further eleven plays, adding significantly to the repertoire of Grand-Guignol plays available in the English language.
Scott E. Buchanan, Patrick R. Cotter, Stephen D. Shaffer, David A. Breaux, Wayne Parent, Huey Perry, Charles Prysby, Michael Nelson, Andrew Dowdle, Joseph D. Giammo, Ronald Keith Gaddie, R. Bruce Anderson, Zachary D. Baumann, M. V. Hood, Seth C. McKee, John C. Green, Lyman A. Kellstedt, Corwin E. Smidt, James L. Guth Edited by
Charles S. Bullock III, Mark J. Rozell
Lawrie Balfour, Paul A. Cantor, D. A Hamlin, Pamela K. Jensen, Peter Augustine Lawler, Wilson Carey McWilliams, Dan Sabia, Catherine H. Zuckert Edited by
Patrick J. Deneen, Joseph Romance
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels Foreword by
Peter Steinfels Contributions by
W Shepherdson Abell, Kirk Adams, Mary Jo Bane, William Bole, David Carlin, Clarke E. Cochran, J. A. J. Coleman, E. J. Dionne Jr., Edward E. Dolejsi, Thomas J. Donnelly, William A. Galston, David Gonzalez, Michael Lacey, David C. Leege, DottyLynch, Jane Mansbridge, Paul D. Mueller, Monsignor Philip J. Murnion, Paul Moses, Kate O'Beirne, Stephen J. Pope, William M. Shea, John J. Sweeney, Don Wycliff
Richard Abel, Charles R. Acland, Professor Robert C. Allen, Charles Ambler, Daniel Biltereyst, Richard Butsch, Thomas Doherty, Jane M. Gaines, Mark Glancy, Ahmet Gürata, Mark Jancovich, Barbara Kilinger, Jeffery Klenotic, Annette Kuhn, Terry Lindvall, Richard Maltby, Christopher J. McKenna, Anne Morey, Dr John Sedgwick, Dr Melvyn Stokes, Judith Thissen, Gregory A. Waller, Haidee Wasson Edited by
Richard Maltby, Dr Melvyn Stokes, Professor Robert C. Allen
This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.