The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Campy Cult Classic by Dave Thompson
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Overview: With the single exception of Homer there is no eminent writer not even Sir Walter Scott whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against his. – From SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE Celebrated playwright critic and essayist George Bernard Shaw was more like the Elizabethan master that he would ever admit.
Both men were intristic dramatists who shared a rich and abiding respect for the stage. Shakespeare was the produce of a tempestuous and enlightening era under the reign of his patron Queen Elizabeth I; while G.B.S. reflected the racy and risque spirt of the late 19th century as the champion of modern drama by playwrights like Ibsen and later himself. Culled from Shaw’s reviews prefaces letters to actors and critics and other writings SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE offers a fascinating and unforgettable portrait of the 16th century playwright by his most outspoken critic. This is a witty and provocative classic that combines Shaw’s prodigious critical acumen with a superlative prose style second to none (except perhaps Shakespeare!).
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The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature
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Horror Films by Subgenre: A Viewer’s Guide by Chris Vander Kaay, Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay
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Overview: More horror movies are produced and released each year than any other film genre. While horror enjoys broad popularity, many hardcore fans voraciously consume films from their favorite subgenres while avoiding others entirely. This says something interesting about the films and their audiences.
This primer and reference guide defines and explores 75 alphabetically listed subgenres of horror film, from Abduction to Witchcraft and two Zombie subgenres. Each sizeable entry provides a critical survey of the subgenre, a detailed examination of its characteristic elements and themes, and a discussion of three or four exemplary titles as well as other titles of interest.
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Deleuze and Horror Film (Deleuze Connections)
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New Directions in Supernatural Horror Literature: The Critical Influence of H. P. Lovecraft
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