Grand Guignol

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a play of a macabre or horrific nature

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His exaggerated figuration, Grand Guignol hypertrophies, and parodic tableaux have been driven by a desire to both expose and escape the conventions of art history, curatorial strategies, and the market.
And in a Grand Guignol coup de theatre that drew titters on Apr.
Grand Guignol excess was never more evident than at Steve Olson's recent Coming Out Party art exhibition, held at 800 North La Cieniega.
As the Tarantino thriller Hostel showed us, mixing the European Grand Tour with grand guignol, it is now officially a dangerous world.
Thursday night at the venue sees the return of youngsters' club night Newblood which this week is headlined by GRAND GUIGNOL and features support from INCLUSION.
Burton has an affinity for the mayhem's Grand Guignol setting, of course.
However it turns out, this less than Grand Guignol ought to provide a warning to Republicans.
Science seems to have fallen by the wayside here in favor of Grand Guignol, but MacDonald keeps the story on track and traces the travels of Lanney's bones to London in the 1870s.
She had now reached the age of sixty, but while contemporaries like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford found themselves reduced to appearing in horror movies in the Grand Guignol tradition, and Barbara Stanwyck was stuck in the grind of weekly TV production on The Big Valley, Katharine Hepburn was keeping busy at significant and meaningful projects, including her starring role in Broadway's Coco.
There is nothing in the United States to resemble the near-ecstatic male rage of a street demonstration in Tehran or Ramallah, and nothing like the choreographed Grand Guignol anarchy of a Paris manifestation: We're neither bred to those things nor trained.
But, too often, "Huff" plays as though it's been written by someone huffing paint thinner, as the lives of Huff and those around him play out as some Grand Guignol parody of a social satire.
Starting in 1897, the torture theater of France's Grand Guignol brought simulated violence to new extremes.
Neither strict realism nor grand Guignol are required, of course; but it was reliably reported that audience members lacking knowledge of the play were unaware that Gloucester had been blinded until he returned to the stage with his eyes bandaged in act four.
At heart it's a Grand Guignol horror show for the preadolescent mind, a second cousin of the "slasher" film genre.
Most would say that the age of religious war belongs to the latter sixteenth century, and of course the grand guignol of the Thirty Years' War in the following century.
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