Using Grand Guignol's themes and structure, is it possible to write a Grand Guignol one act play for a contemporary audience?
(2016) Using Grand Guignol's themes and structure, is it possible to write a Grand Guignol one act play for a contemporary audience?, no. 32.
This study aims to explore the infamous Grand Guignol's themes and structure as well as the development and writing of a one act play in the style of Grand Guingol to analyse if the Grand Guignol style is relevant for a contemporary audience. The research that supported this study was accompanied by a one act play and author's portfolio which will reflect upon the progress of writing a play in the Grand Guignol style for a 21st century audience and its relevancy within today's society and contemporary horror films and television series. The main objective of this project is to investigate if the Grand Guignol style still holds the ability to "thrill and chill their audience" (Hand and Wilson 2007). This data will be drawn from a reading of the play and audience responses received from questionnaire feedback. The study illustrates that writing a play transforming the Grand Guignol's themes and structure could be relevant to a contemporary audience.