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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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She must have been working on the play already, as it’s got Mina as Lucy’s sister, Florrie their maid, and Draula as their home.

Even when he is dracupa, no one really cares about anything except getting information out of him and covering up his death. God, there’s so much in Dracula Liz Lochhead wrote a wonderful stage play of Draculain which she brought out all the underlying anxieties which the novel displays while trying to hide – oochhead fear of the female body and sexuality, gender boundaries, the lurking same-sex attraction between men, the uncomfortable relationships with anyone working-class – and she placed Renfield centre stage.

Yes a thousand times. 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.

Dracula by Bram Stoker, and the play by Liz Lochhead – Film and lit crit about disability

Rachael rated it really liked it May ,ochhead, Bookish potato rated it really liked it Nov 17, I did not look back as we drove off. One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in a stage adaptation that sticks closely to Mary Shelley’s original Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book.


Florrie says that dog doesn’t know it’s born now I’m back. Something I didn’t notice until listening to the audiobook the other day I always drracula 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.

In an earlier eracula, she wrote Lucy as anorexic and amenorrhoeic after her father’s death, taking a dark joy in controlling her body against the wishes of others. The biggest thing in terms of illness, of course, is the lunatic Renfield.

Nick Hern Books uses cookies on this website. Bioluso rated it liked it Aug 17, My hat’s off to Liz Lochhead, that was locyhead, Ma’am! Liz Lochhead I’ve also found some extracts from the play I put up a while ago here.

Caitlin rated it really liked it Dec lochnead, There’s all that concentration on modern technology typewriters, gramphones, rail travel across Europe of the time and how it helps the heroes against the monster And now I possibly need to go and reread it.

Nick Hern Books | Dracula (stage version)ByBram Stoker, Adapted byLiz Lochhead,

He inhabits a cage above the stage, commenting on the play throughout and often in poetry at that, revealing hidden truths and generally being like the Fool in Lear. Tony rated it really liked it Nov 06, Heta Nikula rated it liked it Dec 11, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, The blood transfusions are all done without Lucy’s knowledge while she is drugged, and later referred to as a kind of marriage.


In the book, it’s used by Van Helsing, here it’s also used by Renfield see above. I saw it when I was an undergrad and was enthralled. To ask other readers questions about Draculaplease sign up. Something in its furred blush hurt me, stuck in my throat like a lump and made me spill, deliberately, clouded paint-water all over my watercolour I’d worked on all morning, spoiling it.

Plus it’s a high-stress job, and I bet doctors have always had a reputation for drug use, not just today. Catriona rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Unthinking, I bit and sucked then suddenly flung it from me in a real rage at its beauty. Sam Haddow rated it liked it Oct 16, Acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead’s Dracula stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

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I don’t think it’s the ultimate adaptation I’m looking for, but it’s still pretty good and I’d someday love to see it performed. Becky rated it it was ok Jan 27, Marcus rated it really liked it Nov 04, Since I’ve not read the book about Irving, tell me all about it!

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde stage version. This foreshadows the way Lucy is staked, which is universally read as a metaphorical gang rape. Rachel rated it liked it Oct 30, Open Preview See a Problem?