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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I will freckle far too easily, my hair just won’t do the right thing. Florrie says that dog doesn’t know it’s born now I’m back. In January she was named as the second Scots Makar, or national poet, succeeding Edwin Morgan who had died the previous year.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Coffee rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Ideal for schools and drama groups, this Dracula is all the more chilling for the respect it shows for Stoker’s oochhead nightmare creation. Catriona rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Tony rated it really liked it Nov 06, Unthinking, I dracua and sucked then suddenly flung it from me in a real rage at its beauty.

Also by Liz Lochhead: But that’s not to suggest that the medical pattern isn’t a potent thing in its own right Medicine as power, all over again. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Lorenzo Scala rated it it was amazing Sep 11, I’m trying to think how much vampire lit there was before Stoker. Liz Lochhead I’ve also found some extracts from the play I put up a while ago here.

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

There are some things here I’d picked up on, like the sexualised staking of vampire! Literary adaptations Modern drama post Plays for young people years. Yes a thousand times. 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 the vampire bridesand it’s done with compassion.


Dracula (adapt. Lochhead)

Then there are the frequent attacks of “hysteria”, which are surprisingly usually suffered by men, instead of women as you’d expect. I tilt at the big, oval mirror in its mahogany. Mourning is only a hair lohchead and a heavy dress she will put on. Books by Liz Lchhead. Baylee rated it liked it Dec 29, 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!

Lucy, but the medical angle is something I hadn’t considered as a unified theme.

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. Gabby rated it really liked it Sep 01, I love your response to the book and play would LOVE drzcula see that play! Want to Read saving…. There is a silent orderly, and two nurses, one a sadist and one a masochist, both played by the same actor in different scenes. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde stage version. You must definitely read the play, it’s fantastic.

The blood transfusions are all done without Lucy’s knowledge while she is drugged, and later referred to as a kind of marriage. There are a lot of cool references to the book, the most notable for me was “King Laugh” Caitlin rated it really liked it Dec 17, This foreshadows the way Lucy is staked, which is universally read as a metaphorical gang rape. So I’m good he’s not marginalized as “Dracula’s henchman” in this.


I did not look back as we drove off. And now I possibly need to go and reread it. In the final scene where the two nurses appear, when they are laying out Renfield’s dead body, they switch back and forth between the two characters and finally become one grieving whole. Ian rated it really liked it Jan 03, Bioluso rated it liked it Aug 17, Press Quotes ‘Despite remaining faithful to Bram Stoker’s original, Lochhead’s version grapples with contemporary preoccupations: Preview — Dracula by Liz Lochhead.

Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. Or go to the cookie policy for more information and preferences. Then you have Mina being hypnotised and becoming a site for power struggles between Van Helsing and Dracula.

Boyana rated it it was ok Jul 14, To accept cookies continue browsing as normal. It’s used for Seward when he’s sleepless Good point – also, Kim Newman picks up on this in his novel Anno Dracula it’s an AU in which Dracula succeeds in conquering Britain and vampirism goes overground ; I remember Seward as an opiate addict there Rather telling, considering his manipulations of everyone else.

I’d like to swim far out, not drown. Dark and a thin, thin moon by the time we reached seven, the Crescent, Whitby.