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London’s Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror

London’s Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror

  • Author: Richard J. Hand,Michael Wilson
  • Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners
  • ISBN: 0859899276
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 304
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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 Noël Coward. The reviewer in the journal Gothic Studies wrote, of the authors’ previous book: “having recently taught a module on Grand Guignol with third year drama students, it is also worth noting that this book captured their imaginations in a way that few other set texts seem to manage.”

Performing Grand-Guignol

Performing Grand-Guignol

Playing the Theatre of Horror

  • Author: Richard J. Hand,Michael Wilson
  • Publisher: University of Exeter Press - E
  • ISBN: 9780859899956
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 286
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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. The emphasis in the translation and adaptation of these plays is once again to foreground the performability of the scripts within a modern context - making Performing Grand-Guignol an ideal acting guide. Hand and Wilson have acquired extremely rare acting copies of plays which have never been published and scripts that were published in the early years of the twentieth century but have not been published since - even in French. Includes plays written by, or adapted from, such notable writers as Octave Mirbeau, Gaston Leroux and St John Ervine as well as examples by Grand-Guignol stalwarts René Berton and André de Lorde. Also included is the 1920s London translation of Blind Man's Buff written by Charles Hellem and Pol d'Estoc and banned by the Lord Chamberlain. A brief history of the Parisian theatre is also included, for the benefit of readers who have not read the previous books.

Theatre and Violence

Theatre and Violence

  • Author: Lucy Nevitt
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137302283
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 96
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If violence is a terrible thing, why do we watch it? Nevitt explores the use of violence in theatre and its effect on spectators. Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, she argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.

Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film

Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film

  • Author: Katja Krebs
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134114109
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 224
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This book provides a pioneering and provocative exploration of the rich synergies between adaptation studies and translation studies and is the first genuine attempt to discuss the rather loose usage of the concepts of translation and adaptation in terms of theatre and film. At the heart of this collection is the proposition that translation studies and adaptation studies have much to offer each other in practical and theoretical terms and can no longer exist independently from one another. As a result, it generates productive ideas within the contact zone between these two fields of study, both through new theoretical paradigms and detailed case studies. Such closely intertwined areas as translation and adaptation need to encounter each other’s methodologies and perspectives in order to develop ever more rigorous approaches to the study of adaptation and translation phenomena, challenging current assumptions and prejudices in terms of both. The book includes contributions as diverse yet interrelated as Bakhtin’s notion of translation and adaptation, Bollywood adaptations of Shakespeare’s Othello, and an analysis of performance practice, itself arguably an adaptive practice, which uses a variety of languages from English and Greek to British and International Sign-Language. As translation and adaptation practices are an integral part of global cultural and political activities and agendas, it is ever more important to study such occurrences of rewriting and reshaping. By exploring and investigating interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives and approaches, this volume investigates the impact such occurrences of rewriting have on the constructions and experiences of cultures while at the same time developing a rigorous methodological framework which will form the basis of future scholarship on performance and film, translation and adaptation.

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

  • Author: Karoline Gritzner
  • Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
  • ISBN: 1907396284
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 256
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Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances. Detailed and analytical, these informative essays demonstrate how changing attitudes towards sexuality and death--opposed but entangled passions--were reflected in theater throughout the course of history. Psychoanalytical and philosophical models are also referenced in this work that features essays from dramatists Dic Edwards, David Ian Rabey, and David Rudkin.

British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950

British Theatre and Performance 1900-1950

  • Author: Rebecca D'Monte
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408166011
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 352
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British theatre from 1900 to 1950 has been subject to radical re-evaluation with plays from the period setting theatres alight and gaining critical acclaim once again; this book explains why, presenting a comprehensive survey of the theatre and how it shaped the work that followed. Rebecca D'Monte examines how the emphasis upon the working class, 'angry' drama from the 1950s has led to the neglect of much of the century's earlier drama, positioning the book as part of the current debate about the relationship between war and culture, the middlebrow, and historiography. In a comprehensive survey of the period, the book considers: - the Edwardian theatre; - the theatre of the First World War, including propaganda and musicals; -the interwar years, the rise of commercial theatre and influence of Modernism; - the theatre of the Second World War and post-war period. Essays from leading scholars Penny Farfan, Steve Nicholson and Claire Cochrane give further critical perspectives on the period's theatre and demonstrate its relevance to the drama of today. For anyone studying 20th-century British Drama this will prove one of the foundational texts.

Medien Wissenschaft

Medien Wissenschaft

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mass media
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Theatres of the Troubles

Theatres of the Troubles

theatre, resistance and liberation in Ireland

  • Author: Bill McDonnell
  • Publisher: Univ of Exeter Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 254
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The emergence of Ireland’s grassroots popular theatre is inexorably linked to the struggles of the working-class Republicans and Loyalists of Derry and Belfast—with performances unfolding in and around the latest phase of the four-hundred-year conflict between Britain and Ireland. Theatres of the Troubles conveys how the moment-to-moment unfolding of the conflict determined the organization, texts, performance contexts and receptions, and larger operations of these theatres in the Republican and Loyalist communities. Drawing upon previously unpublished primary sources—including texts, interviews, workshops, and letters—this volume examines how these theatres related to each other, to the European tradition of radical theatre, and to the models of liberation which were developing in the postcolonial context of the Republic. Theatres of Troubles represents a key addition to our understanding of the critical relationship between historical conditions and the development of radical theatre forms, while at the same time telling the story of a people who tried to engage theatre in a volatile, complex, and rapidly recontextualizing political situation.

TDR.

TDR.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Theater
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Controversial Images

Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

  • Author: Feona Attwood,Vincent Campbell,I.Q. Hunter,Sharon Lockyer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137291990
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 292
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Offering a series of case studies of recent media controversies, this collection draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of images. The book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Sämtliche Stücke

Sämtliche Stücke

  • Author: Sarah Kane
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783499231384
  • Category:
  • Page: 252
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The Censorship of British Drama, 1900-1968: 1900-1932

The Censorship of British Drama, 1900-1968: 1900-1932

  • Author: Steve Nicholson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 350
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This is the first part of a two volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 until 1968, based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain's Correspondence archives. It covers the period before 1932, when theatre was widely seen as a crucial medium with the power to shape the future of society, determining what people believed and how they behaved. Where previous interpretations, based on more limited evidence and topics, have often constructed the Lord Chamberlain's Office either as an annoying but amusing irrelevance, or as dictatorial in its unchanging certainties, this study throws completely new light on the day-to-day functioning of the system and the principles, policies and detailed practice of theatre censorship. It uncovers the differing views and the disputes which occurred among and between the Lord Chamberlain and his Readers and Advisers, and discusses the extensive pressures exerted on him by bodies such as the Public Morality Council, the Church, the monarch, government departments, foreign embassies, newspapers, powerful individuals and those claiming to represent national or international opinion. Based on the first comprehensive research on the Lord Chamberlain's Correspondence archives for the 20th century, this book explores the portrayal of a broad range of topics in relation to censorship, including the First World War, race and inter-racial relationships, contemporary and historical international conflicts, horror, sexual freedom and morality, class, the monarchy, and religion.

Kleine Aussichten

Kleine Aussichten

Roman

  • Author: Alice Munro
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104033617
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Der einzige Roman der Nobelpreisträgerin Alice Munro – ein frühes Meisterwerk! »In der Anlage autobiographisch, nicht aber in den Details«, so hat Alice Munro ihren Roman ›Kleine Aussichten‹ beschrieben: Die junge Del Jordan wächst auf der Fuchsfarm ihres Vaters in dem verschlafenen Provinznest Jubilee auf. Ihre Freundinnen interessieren sich fürs Heiraten, die Tanten sind mit Bodenschrubben, Backen, Bügeln und der Suche nach Gott beschäftigt. Als die Mutter ein Haus in der Stadt mietet, lernt Del eine neue Welt kennen: Die der Bücher, der ersten Liebe, der Suche nach einem eigenen Platz in der Welt. Das virtuose Porträt einer jungen Frau – und einmal mehr Weltliteratur.

Derivate und Interne Modelle

Derivate und Interne Modelle

Modernes Risikomanagement

  • Author: Hans-Peter Deutsch,Mark W. Beinker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783791033129
  • Category:
  • Page: 715
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Respekt im Zeitalter der Ungleichheit

Respekt im Zeitalter der Ungleichheit

  • Author: Richard Sennett
  • Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
  • ISBN: 3827072263
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Manche radikalen Denker glauben, man müsse lediglich für mehr soziale Gerechtigkeit sorgen, um auch mehr gegenseitigen Respekt zwischen den Menschen zu wecken. Aber ist das überhaupt realistisch? Zieht Selbstachtung nicht automatisch mangelnden Respekt gegenüber denjenigen nach sich, die im unbarmherzigen sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Wettbewerb die Benachteiligten sind? Bei der Suche nach Antworten greift Sennett auch auf seine eigene Lebensgeschichte zurück: Aufgewachsen in einem Ghetto von Chicago, gelang ihm zunächst mit Hilfe der Musik und dann des Studiums in Harvard der soziale Aufstieg. Erneut erweist sich Sennett als konstruktiver kritischer Geist mit Weitblick, als jemand, der mit Hilfe anschaulicher Beispiele grundlegende gesellschaftliche Veränderungen benennt.

Mediengewalt

Mediengewalt

Die gesellschaftliche Kontrolle von Gewaltdarstellungen im Fernsehen

  • Author: Jessica Eisermann
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3322891666
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 265
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In der Öffentlichkeit wird Horror und Gewalt in den Medien häufig als Hauptursache für das mörderische Tun von Kindern und Jugendlichen gesehen. Trotz eines Forschungsaufwands von "industriellem Ausmaß" kann die Medienwirkungsforschung aber keinen kausalen Zusammenhang zwischen dargestellter und realer Gewalt belegen. In dieser Untersuchung wird das Problem der Mediengewalt als sozial konstruiertes Problem begriffen, dessen Deutung und Wahrnehmung von einem "Masterframe der Kausalität" dominiert wird. Es wird gefragt, welche Folgen diese Konstruktion für die Rundfunkregulation und weitere gesellschaftliche Gegenmassnahmen hat.

Unter Null

Unter Null

Roman

  • Author: Bret Easton Ellis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783462037005
  • Category:
  • Page: 188
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Die Kultur der Niederlage

Die Kultur der Niederlage

Der amerikanische Süden 1865 - Frankreich 1871 - Deutschland 1918

  • Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644018618
  • Category: History
  • Page: 470
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Zehn Jahre nach dem letzten großen Zusammenbruch, dem des sowjetischen Imperiums, scheint die Zeit reif für eine Reihe historischer Fragen. Destilliert aus der Geschichte der drei Niederlagenklassiker – des amerikanischen Südens nach 1865, Frankreichs nach 1871 und Deutschlands nach 1918 –, lassen sie sich etwa so formulieren: Wie wurden im Zeitalter der Erlöserideologie des Nationalsozialismus große Zusammenbrüche erlebt? Welche Mythen von Verrat oder Heroisierung bildeten sich dabei? Und welcher Zusammenhang besteht zwischen dem äußeren Unterliegen und jenen inneren Revolutionen, die der verlorene Krieg überall zur Folge hat? Wolfgang Schivelbusch ist diesen Fragen nachgegangen, und er zeichnet die aus tiefer Demütigung kommenden Energieschübe nach, die Niederlagen bringen. So legten sich die amerikanischen Südstaaten nach dem Bürgerkrieg erfolgreich ein legendenhaftes Images zu, das unter anderem «Vom Winde verweht» und seine Plantagenromantik schuf; so kam es in Frankreich nach 1871 zu umfassenden politischen und kulturellen Neuerungen; so brach das Deutsche Reich, nachdem der Erste Weltkrieg verloren war, auf etlichen Feldern in eine kraftvolle Moderne auf. Schivelbuschs Buch wird Staub aufwirbeln, auch weil es voller aktueller Bezugspunkte ist. Und es verweist auf die eigentümliche Stärke der Besiegten: daß sie früher und besser wissen, was die Stunde geschlagen hat.

Film Noir

Film Noir

  • Author: Alain Silver,James Ursini
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783822822685
  • Category: USA - Film noir - Geschichte 1940-1960
  • Page: 191
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Mit "Film Noir" bezeichneten die Filmkritiker einen ganz bestimmten Typus des amerikanischen Kriminal- und Detektivfilms der 40er und 50er-Jahre - die Bilder dieser Filme wurden geprägt durch tiefe Schatten und düstere Kulissen. Die Epigonen dieser Kunstform waren unter anderem Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder und Robert Siodmak. Literarische Vorlagen stammten von Hammett, Chandler & Co.. Das Buch gibt einen ausführlichen Überblick über die wichtigsten Filme dieses Genres und ist reichhaltig illustriert.