London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror

London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror $29.99

Richard J. Hand & Michael Wilson

Published by University of Exeter

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

As well as outlining the history of London's Grand Guignol, the book also contains a representative selection of play scripts, a number of which were banned by the censor and so never reached the public stage in Britain

Included in the 10 plays is the The Better Half, a previously unpublished play by Noel Coward ...

Eight O'Clock by Reginald Berkeley
A Man in Mary's Room by Gladys Unger
Private Room Number 6 by André de Lorde
The Person Unknown by H. F. Maltby
Latitude 15° South by Victor MacClure
The Old Women by Christopher Holland
The Nutcracker Suite by Eliot Crawshay-Williams
The Sisters' Tragedy by Richard Hughes
The Better Half by Noël Coward
I Want To Go Home by H. F. Maltby

See also companion volume Grand-Guignol - The French Theatre of Horror by clicking here

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