Three Creepy Plays

Drama. Middle School through College. Three short 'creepy' plays. "Forty Whacks," "The Witch Makes Five," and "Hockey Masks in Hueytown."

Author: John Glass

Publisher: Studentplays.Org

ISBN: 0692538860


Page: 86

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Drama. Middle School through College. Three short 'creepy' plays. "Forty Whacks," "The Witch Makes Five," and "Hockey Masks in Hueytown."

Theater of Fear Horror Expanded Edition

The number of produced plays is much closer to 1,200 different dramas and sketches, of which onethird were ... For this listing, I have divided the plots into three categories: Horror Plays, Comedies and Farces, and Dramatic Plays.

Author: Mel Gordon

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 9781627310437

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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"Bloodcurdling shrieks, fiendish schemes, deeds of darkness, mayhem and mutilation—we all have a rough idea of what Grand Guignol stands for. But until now it has been hard to find out much more about it than that. According to the American theater historian Mel Gordon, no major history of the theater so much as mentions it, although it is a form of entertainment that held its own on the Paris stage for more than half a century. But Mr. Gordon has made a thorough job of filling the gap."—John Gross, The New York Times Here is the expanded edition of classic outré book, The Grand Guignol, first published in 1988 and now long out of print. Like the original anthology, it includes an illustrated introduction to the theater of Paris and abroad, a breakdown of its stage tricks, a summary of one hundred plots, extensive photo documentation, André de Lord's essay, "Fear in Literature," and two originally produced Grand Guignol scripts. The expanded edition also contains additional graphic and textual material including a color insert of Grand Guignol posters; the 1938 autobiographical account of Maxa, the company's leading female performer entitled "I Am the Maddest Woman in the World"; and the controversial playscript Orgy in the Lighthouse.

The Horror Plays of the English Restoration

The Horror Plays of the English Restoration 164 Shipman, Thomas. Henry III of France, Stabb'd by a Fryer, with the Fall of the Guise. London, 1672. Sophocles. The Three Theban Plays. Trans. Robert Fagles. New York: Penguin Books, 1982.

Author: Anne Hermanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317028543

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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A decade after the Restoration of Charles II, a disturbing group of tragedies, dubbed by modern critics the horror or the blood-and-torture villain tragedies, burst onto the London stage. Ten years later they were gone - absorbed into the partisan frenzy which enveloped the theatre at the height of the Exclusion Crisis. Despite burgeoning interest, until now there has been no full investigation into why these deeply unsettling plays were written when they were and why they so fascinated audiences for the period that they held the stage. The author’s contention is that the genre of horror gains its popularity at times of social dislocation. It reflects deep schisms in society, and English society was profoundly unsettled and in a (delayed) state of shock from years of social upheaval and civil conflict. Through recurrent images of monstrosity, madness, venereal disease, incest and atheism, Hermanson argues that the horror dramatists trope deep-seated and unresolved anxieties - engaging profoundly with contemporary discourse by abreacting the conspiratorial climate of suspicion and fear. Some go as far as to question unequivocally the moral and political value of monarchy, vilifying the office of kingship and pushing ideas of atheism further than in any drama produced since Seneca. This study marks the first comprehensive investigation of these macabre tragedies in which playwrights such as Nathaniel Lee, Thomas Shadwell, Elkanah Settle, Thomas Otway and the Earl of Rochester take their audience on an exploration of human iniquity, thrusting them into an examination of man’s relationship to God, power, justice and evil.

Three Point Play

But while his handshake was creepy, Macy's face bore a smile. “I thought you'd be playing JV at least, Martin,” he said. Cody shrugged. “Not ready yet, I guess.” “You gonna be guarding me?” “Trying to, anyway.” Macy nodded approvingly.

Author: Todd Hafer

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 9780310870593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 567


After the eagles lose the football championship, Cody starts the hoops season late-with a fractured squad of freshmen. The coach taps Cody as captain, and he steps up. But can he win their respect? And if he does, will tough personal circumstances knock him back down? Most of all, can he trust God to catch him if he falls?

Play Therapy with Traumatized Children

Figure 8.12 Austin's Creepy Crawlies shame produced by the content of the paper. ... Three-Dimensional Creepy Crawly The self-portrait and the spider stickers are effective kinesthetic props for older children.

Author: Paris Goodyear-Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470561289

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 370


Introducing a practical model of play therapy for traumatized children Some of the most rewarding work a therapist can do is help a child recover from a traumatic event. But where to begin? A growing body of play therapy literature offers many specific techniques and a variety of theoretical models; however, many therapists are still searching for a comprehensive model of treatment that incorporates solid theoretical constructs with effective play therapy interventions. Clinicians have long recognized that trauma therapy is not just a matter of techniques but a journey with a beginning, middle, and end. In a pioneering contribution to the field, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach, the author codifies the process in her model, Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy (FSPT). Integrating non-directive and directive approaches, this components-based model allows for the uniqueness of each child to be valued while providing a safe, systematic journey towards trauma resolution. The FSPT model demystifies play-based trauma treatment by outlining the scope and sequence of posttraumatic play therapy and providing detailed guidance for clinicians at each step of the process. Dramatically demonstrating the process of healing in case histories drawn from fifteen years of clinical practice with traumatized children, Play Therapy with Traumatized Children addresses: Creating a safe place for trauma processing Augmenting the child's adaptive coping strategies and soothing his or her physiology Correcting the child's cognitive distortions Ensuring that caregivers are facilitative partners in treatment Inviting gradual exposure to trauma content through play Creating developmentally sensitive trauma narratives Using termination to make positive meaning of the post-trauma self

Horror Television in the Age of Consumption

Grounding his analysis in Jacques Lacan's notion of the Thing—that which hauntingly disturbs signification from within—to explain the differing role horror plays in all three manifestations of the surreal world of Twin Peaks—the ...

Author: Kimberly Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351716277

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 548


Characterized as it is by its interest in and engagement with the supernatural, psycho-social formations, the gothic, and issues of identity and subjectivity, horror has long functioned as an allegorical device for interrogations into the seamier side of cultural foundations. This collection, therefore, explores both the cultural landscape of this recent phenomenon and the reasons for these television series’ wide appeal, focusing on televisual aesthetics, technological novelties, the role of adaptation and seriality, questions of gender, identity and subjectivity, and the ways in which the shows’ themes comment on the culture that consumes them. Featuring new work by many of the field’s leading scholars, this collection offers innovative readings and rigorous theoretical analyses of some of our most significant contemporary texts in the genre of Horror Television.

Listen in terror

However, perhaps the most innovative use of location recording for contemporary horror drama is to be found in the binaural ... and enhanced form of stereo recording) to create extremely high definition 'three-dimensional' horror plays.

Author: Richard Hand

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526102577

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This groundbreaking book is the first full-length study of British horror radio from the pioneering days of recording and broadcasting right through to the digital audio cultures of our own time. The book offers an historical, critical and theoretical exploration of horror radio and audio performance examining key areas such as writing, narrative, performance practice and reception throughout the history of that most unjustly neglected of popular art forms: radio drama and ‘spoken word’ auditory cultures. The volume draws on extensive archival research as well as insightful interviews with significant writers, producers and actors. The book offers detailed analysis of major radio series such as Appointment with Fear, The Man in Black, The Price of Fear and Fear on Four as well as one-off horror plays, comedy-horror and experimental uses of binaural and digital technology in producing uncanny audio.

Massacred By Mother Nature Exploring the Natural Horror Film

Cushing plays a frazzled writer who visits his publisher one evening to discuss his new book about the inherent evil of ... for Satan and he tells his publisher three horror stories dealing with the devilish malice of the feline kind.

Author: Lee Gambin

Publisher: Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Lee Gambin examines the extremely popular subgenre of the ecologically themed horror film, or, the natural horror film. Since Alfred Hitchcock gave us The Birds, the natural horror film (where animals or insects cause tremendous damage to the human population) is a much-loved subgenre, but one seldom referenced. This book offers insightful critiques on numerous films such as Them!, Squirm, Orca, The Pack, The Day of the Animals, Prophecy, Tentacles and many more. Over 100 titles are discussed and Gambin thoroughly scrutinizes the social and political impact of these films, dissects fundamental stock standards of this subgenre, as well as offers informative anecdotes relating to the production of these diverse movies. He critiques specific narrative devices and offers an analysis of performance, audience appreciation and filmmaking craft.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22

Hosted by horror hoarder “Lovecraft” (Stephen Hogan), the three stories involved a stalker from beyond the grave, ... The Ditch was a creepy episodeof Radio4's Afternoon Play in which a natural history sound recordist discovered ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849017725

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 471


The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by both contemporary masters of the macabre and exciting newcomers. As ever, this acclaimed anthology also offers the most comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; a comprehensive necrology of famous names; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and writer alike. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world's leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction.

Baby Play And Learn

160 Games and Learning Activities for the First Three Years Penny Warner ... When that happens, get on your hands and knees and join your baby in a game of Creepy Crawler. Materials: • Pillows, cushions, stuffed animals, blankets, ...

Author: Penny Warner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781451615999

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 796


The Most Complete Book of Games and Learning Activities for Babies and Toddlers A baby's most rapid period of growth and development takes place during the first three years. That's why child development expert Penny Warner offers 160 age-appropriate ideas for games and activities that will provide hours of developmental learning opportunities and rewards for babies. For each game and activity, Baby Play & Learn includes: A bulleted list of skills the baby learns through play, such as thinking, language, motor control, problem solving, and imagination; Step-by-step instructions; Clearly marked recommended ages; A detailed list of easy-to-find materials; Variations for added fun and enhanced learning; Safety tips to make sure the baby doesn't get hurt while playing; Illustrations demonstrating how to play. Baby Play & Learn is designed to help children reach their full potential and have a good time along the way.

Ed Walker Mysteries Triple Play 2

One night we was over at the Dixie Devil throwing down some brews and shooting some pool, when we spot this guy watching us, got kinda creepy. Finally Greg has enough and goes over to square off with the guy.

Author: Mark Connolly

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329319745

Category: Fiction


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The Prophet's Maiden "Unsettling fiction with bits of truth, great book." DLF Review "Fiction using real life truths from the twisted world of cult Christians." Reviews By Edgar A Mother's Lies "Misdirection, cover up, dirty deeds and deals. Keeps you guessing." DLF Review "Another fine Walker Mystery." Reviews by Edgar A Mother's Choice "Makes me angry what people do to kids. I enjoyed the book but hurt for the children." DLF Review "Hiding from it won't make it go away. good story." Reviews by Edgar

Film Art and the Third Culture

These cases suggest that there are at least three axes around which combinations of emotions vary: • Temporal location: ... Noël Carroll argues that, in the case of horror, what we really seek is narrative satisfaction; horror plays an ...

Author: Murray Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198790648

Category: Art

Page: 294

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In the mid-1950s C.P. Snow began his campaign against the 'two cultures' - the debilitating divide, as he saw it, between traditional 'literary intellectual' culture, and the culture of the sciences, urging in its place a 'third culture' which would draw upon and integrate the resources of disciplines spanning the natural and social sciences, the arts and the humanities. Murray Smith argues that, with the ever-increasing influence of evolutionary theory and neuroscience, and the pervasive presence of digital technologies, Snow's challenge is more relevant than ever. Working out how the 'scientific' and everyday images of the world 'hang' together is no simple matter. In Film, Art, and the Third Culture, Smith explores this question in relation to the art, technology, and science of film in particular, and to the world of the arts and aesthetic activity more generally. In the first part of his book, Smith explores the general strategies and principles necessary to build a 'third cultural' or naturalized approach to film and art - one that roots itself in an appreciation of scientific knowledge and method. Smith then goes on to focus on the role of emotion in film and the other arts, as an extended experiment in the 'third cultural' integration of ideas on emotion spanning the arts, humanities and sciences. While acknowledging that not all of the questions we ask are scientific in nature, Smith contends that we cannot disregard the insights wrought by taking a naturalized approach to the aesthetics of film and the other arts.

Women in Wartime

The three plays have been identified as “horror plays,” a category now recognized as a “common type of serious drama” born in response to political issues and replacing “heroic endeavors” with “extreme spectacle[s] of violence” and ...

Author: Paula R. Backscheider

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421441696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

View: 522


Women in Wartime demonstrates the startling acuity and prescience of the repertoire in responding to the war-steeped culture of the period.


Contains three of Clive Barkers's best-known plays, Colossus, The History of the Devil and Frankenstein in Love.

Author: Clive Barker


ISBN: STANFORD:36105017386124

Category: English drama

Page: 366

View: 938


Contains three of Clive Barkers's best-known plays, Colossus, The History of the Devil and Frankenstein in Love. Echoing Barker's major themes - the nature of good and evil, pain and beauty, death and transformation - these plays offer an insight into the imagination of the playwright.

Mapping Multimodal Performance Studies

Although Gothic horror plays are perhaps less common as a theatrical genre,2 Mallatratt's (1989) adaptation for the ... Hill's (1983) Gothic horror novel of the same name, has entertained theater audiences for nearly three decades, ...

Author: Maria Grazia Sindoni

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317219194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 866


This book is a first attempt to map the broad context of performance studies from a multimodal perspective. It collects original research on traditional performing arts (theatre, dance, opera), live (durational performance) and mediated/recorded performances (films, television shows), as well as performative discursive practices on social media by adopting several theories and methodologies all dealing with the notion of multimodality. As a mostly dynamic and also interactive environment for various text types and genres, the context of performance studies provides many opportunities to produce meaning verbally and non-verbally. All chapters in this book develop frameworks for the analysis of performance-related events and activities and explore empirical case studies in a range of different ages and cultures. A further focus lies on the communicative strategies deployed by different communities of practice, taking into account processes of production, distribution, and consumption of such texts in diverse spatial and temporal contexts.

Arts and Technology

Third International Conference, ArtsIT 2013, Milan, Bicocca, Italy, March 21-23, 2013, Revised Selected Papers ... 2.3 Case Study 3: An Evening with the Grand Guignol A suite of three short horror plays, An evening with the Grand ...

Author: Giorgio De Michelis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642379826

Category: Computers

Page: 153

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Arts and Technology, ArtsIT 2013, held in Milano, Bicocca, Italy, in March. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully selected and reviewed from 31 submissions and are organized in topical sections on: art and technology in action, music and technology in action, reflecting on art and technology, understanding the artistic practice, and at the boundaries.

Horror Film Aesthetics

Furthermore, they are playing a game called “killer.” How many eleven-year-old girls want to play “killer”? Prom Night thus subordinates logic to horror's unique needs. The friends comprise three girls and one boy because, this being an ...

Author: Thomas M. Sipos

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458349

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 956


This richly informed study analyzes how various cinematic tools and techniques have been used to create horror on screen—the aesthetic elements, sometimes not consciously noticed, that help to unnerve, frighten, shock or entertain an audience. The first two chapters define the genre and describe the use of pragmatic aesthetics (when filmmakers put technical and budgetary compromises to artistic effect). Subsequent chapters cover mise-en-scène, framing, photography, lighting, editing and sound, and a final chapter is devoted to the aesthetic appeals of horror cinema. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Unplugged Play

Two adults (optional) Play: • large spoon The Bridge Master can choose from three different commands: “Under the ... 2 or 3 inches off the ground and the children step over it; “creepy crawl” means the rope is held low to the ground, ...

Author: Bobbi Conner

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761152729

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 516

View: 393


From the joy of smearing glue on paper to the screaming delight of a bubble-blowing relay, kids love to play. In fact, it's every kid's built-in tool for experiencing the world at large. A parent-friendly encyclopedia, UNPLUGGED PLAY ("A wonderful guide," says Daniel Goleman) offers hundreds and hundreds of battery-free, screen-free, chirp-and-beep-free games and fun variations that stretch the imagination, spark creativity, building strong bodies, and forge deep friendships...and keep kids busy at the table while mom or dad makes dinner.

John Banks s Female Tragic Heroes

Banks's first three plays are a reflection on the collapse of the ideal of heroism, although only Cyrus the Great can ... The first two, The Rival Kings and The Destruction of Troy, are what Anne Hermanson would consider “horror plays”, ...

Author: Paula de Pando

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004379343

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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Paula de Pando analyses the engagement of historical she-tragedy with Restoration politics and culture, positioning Banks’s plays at the crossroads between early modern genres and the emerging discourses of the long eighteenth century.