Dracula has 47 ratings and 1 review. Ebster said: The thing I liked best about this adaptation is that Renfield is a major character. He’s my favorite ch. Dracula by Bram Stoker, and the play by Liz Lochhead. I have a love-hate relationship with this book. It’s fascinating, it’s quite a fun read in many ways, and it has. But in Liz Lochhead’s feminist Dracula the sexual politics implicit in the original become Dracula at Theatre by the Lake (Keith Pattison).

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Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. Bioluso rated it liked it Aug 17, Return to Book Page.

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Dracula (adapt. Lochhead) – Drama Online

There are no dracul topics on this book yet. To ask other readers questions about Draculaplease sign up. Books by Liz Lochhead. One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in a stage adaptation that sticks closely to Mary Shelley’s original This foreshadows the way Lucy is staked, which is universally read as a metaphorical gang rape. Ideal for schools and drama groups, this Dracula is all the more chilling for the respect it shows for Stoker’s original nightmare creation.

Nothing in a soul to eat or — No! Here it is again, since it really is too fabulous to pass up. I wonder if part of the reason for medicine as a weapon against Dracula is that Dracula is so much about the modern versus the ancient.

Though of course it’s so monstrously long, and admittedly rather slow though in a fabulous obsessive waythat not many people have read it. Want to Read saving…. And now I possibly lochheae to go and reread it.

Paperback96 pages. Aug 31, Ebster Davis rated it liked it. Katie Sfetkidis rated it liked it Oct 12, Catriona rated it it was amazing Jul 10, I still can’t quite believe he got The Lair of the White Worm published, it’s so obviously written by someone stoned out of his mind! I will freckle far too easily, my hair just won’t do the right thing. In the play there’s a point when Lucy, who is having a fight with Mina her sister in the playsays sarcastically, “Oh yes, mad skinny Lucy with her migraines and her nightmares and her over-vivid imagination, I know what you all think of me.


Rachael rated it really liked it May 28, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde stage version.

Marcus rated it really liked it Nov 04, When Jim and the porter sweated to heave my locked trunk into the back I shrugged that this was my last time for leaving. Eva rated it really liked it Apr 04, SKal’s annotated edition for Christmas, so perhaps it should be soon!

You must definitely read the play, it’s fantastic. Something I didn’t notice until listening to the audiobook the other day I always notice extra random details with audiobooks which has escaped me when reading is that Van Helsing, who has been frantically building pseudo-family relationships with the others, finally mentions that he is married to a woman who is insane, whom he therefore cannot leave, and had a son who died.

Press Quotes ‘Despite remaining faithful to Bram Stoker’s original, Lochhead’s version grapples with contemporary preoccupations: Seward, being medical, asks briskly, “Does she have a loss of normal female functions?

I really don’t know much about Disassociative Identity Disorder, and I’m not sure it’s meant to be a literal form of that, but theatrically it absolutely works character doubling goes on all through the play, with great significance – the same actor also plays the silent housekeeper to the Westermans and one of lkz vampire bridesand it’s done with compassion. Literary adaptations Modern drama post Plays for young people years.


Log in No account? Lucy’s Diary 1 When the big car came for me I could have sworn I still smelled my dad’s cigar as I leaned back among the leather. Tanya rated it it was ok Jan 17, Ooh, look, I copied out Lochhead’s poem “Lucy’s Diary” when we were reading an appropriate section in dracula Catie Le Prevost rated it really liked it Oct 13, And Stoker was one hell of a junkie himself, of course.

Sam Haddow rated it liked it Oct 16, My pochhead off to Liz Lochhead, that was masterful, Ma’am! Gabby rated it really liked draculaa Sep 01, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign lix.

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Rather telling, considering his manipulations of everyone else. Baylee rated it liked it Dec 29, It’s probably the most highly medicalised vampire text that I’ve read. Heta Nikula rated it liked it Dec 11, I need to re-read it, and I got David Drzcula.

Dracula (stage version)

Rosie rated it really liked it Jun 03, The illness caused by vampires is lingered over, the main response is medical, the vampire’s great foe is a medical doctor, they produce medical hypotheses about Dracula and so forth.

The Coppola film, which I confess to loathing, had Seward as an opiate addict as well. It’s hard to tell how much he’s using the stuff from the novel, but certainly to some extent, and it’s a perfectly valid guess, considering how common it was at the time. Mama and I quarrel, constantly.