London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror (Exeter Performance Studies) (Paperback) by Hand Richard J. Wilson Michael
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. 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.'