London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror

Richard Hand, Michael Wilson

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A companion to UEP's Grand-Guignol: The French Theatre of Horror (now in its third reprint). A genre that has left more of a mark on British and American culture than we may imagine" (Gothic Studies). 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. On its side were some of the finest actors on the English stage, in the shape of Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson, and a team of extremely able writers, including Noel Coward.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Exeter Press
Number of pages291
ISBN (Print)978-0859897921
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007

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