THEATRE OF FEAR AND HORROR
[Pop Culture - Grand Guignol]
The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962
Here is the expanded edition of classic outré book, The Grand Guignol, first published in 1988 and now long out of print. Theater of Fear and Horror includes an illustrated introduction to the theatre of Paris and abroad, a breakdown of its stage tricks, a summary of 100 plots, extensive photo documentation, André de Lord's essay, 'Fear in Literature', and two originally produced Grand Guignol scripts.
This revised edition also includes additional graphic and textual material including a colour insert of Grand Guignol posters; the 1938 autobiographical account of Maxa, the company's leading female performer entitled 'I Am the Maddest Woman in the World'; and the controversial playscript, 'Orgy in the Lighthouse'.
Feral House (2016) 222 p. 18 x 25 cm - En Anglais