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Blood effects in Grand-Guignol and horror performance: Making the right kind of splash

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This is a study of the practicalities of staging blood effects for horror performance with particular reference to the Grand-Guignol theatre. It explores the production challenges in several key examples of staging the Grand-Guignol and the balances between dramatic and technical logistics in the pursuit of horrific realism.
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Keywords: Grand-Guignol; blood effects; design; intertextuality; realism; theatre

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of South Wales

Publication date: April 1, 2018

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  • Horror Studies intends to serve the international academic community in the humanities and specifically those scholars interested in horror. Exclusively examining horror, this journal will provide interested professionals with an opportunity to read outstanding scholarship from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including work conceived as interdisciplinary. By expanding the conversation to include specialists concerned with diverse historical periods, varied geography, and a wide variety of expressive media, this journal will inform and stimulate anyone interested in a wider and deeper understanding of horror
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