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( Download E-pub ) à The Grand Guignol Æ 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 topictures 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 bitin depth, though it clearly builds on Gordon s at the same time, but lacks the interesting visuals and when they discuss individual effects, etc., they are divorced from the plot summaries which I would have found helpful They both cover similar territory, each havingdetails in certain ar 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 bitin depth, though it clearly builds on Gordon s at the same time, but lacks the interesting visuals and when they discuss individual effects, etc., they are divorced from the plot summaries which I would have found helpful They both cover similar territory, each havingdetails in certain areas than others A good overview of the Grand Guignol and its historical context My interest stems from The Bones of Paris by Laurie R King and also Neil Gaiman s reading list.This book is a concise history of the theater Each bill included alternating horror and comedy performances, intended to provide a cathartic experience for the audience sometimes requiring a physician s aid Includes brief biographies of founders, writers and actors and also how some of the technical tricks were performed stabbings A good overview of the Grand Guignol and its historical context My interest stems from The Bones of Paris by Laurie R King and also Neil Gaiman s reading list.This book is a concise history of the theater Each bill included alternating horror and comedy performances, intended to provide a cathartic experience for the audience sometimes requiring a physician s aid Includes brief biographies of founders, writers and actors and also how some of the technical tricks were performed stabbings, amputations, etc The end matter contains summaries of the plays performed there 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.