Literature

Theater of Fear & Horror : Expanded Edition: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962 – Review

The legacy of the Grand Guignol is still overlooked by many horror fans. The melodramatic and often stomach churning plays, as performed at the small Le Théâtre du Grand Guignol, had as great an impact on 20th century horror as gothic novels and art. Thankfully, the third edition of Mel Gordon’s acclaimed book provides an… Continue reading Theater of Fear & Horror : Expanded Edition: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962 – Review

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Russell Howard: Round The World Tour at the Manchester Arena Review

Last night, I broke an all time absolute never by attending a stand up comedy show in an arena. Personally I prefer the intimacy of a comedy club. It really does take a talented and confident performer like Russell Howard to keep 10,000 plus people laughing for nearly two hours. He didn’t disappoint. Performing on… Continue reading Russell Howard: Round The World Tour at the Manchester Arena Review

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Homosexual Undertones in Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’

  It is highly possible that Mr Hyde represents Dr Jekyll’s repressed homosexuality. The following statement from a recent article provides some insight as to why this is highly possible: “It was the case that around the middle of the nineteenth-century homosexuality was considered a sign of mental and medical illness, and an embarrassing symptom… Continue reading Homosexual Undertones in Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’