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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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. 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 Unthinking, Drafula bit and sucked then suddenly flung it from me in a real rage at its beauty.

SKal’s annotated edition for Christmas, so perhaps it should be soon! It’s really fascinating on the background of Stoker, his millieu and his relationship with his boss, Henry Irving: I wish I were as thin and clean as that tinkerish boy I caught out today scudding back with a daft grin – he must’ve been all of ten – from whitecap waves to squirm into his lochhdad clothes again.

In the book, it’s used by Van Helsing, here it’s also used by Renfield see above.

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. Then you have Mina being hypnotised and becoming a site for power struggles between Van Helsing and Dracula.

There are some things here I’d picked up on, like the sexualised staking of vampire!


You must definitely read the play, it’s fantastic. Aug 31, Ebster Davis rated it liked it. Mama and I quarrel, constantly.

Liz Lochhead and the Gothic – Research Database, The University of York

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. Press Quotes ‘Despite remaining faithful to Bram Stoker’s original, Lochhead’s version grapples with contemporary preoccupations: And Stoker was one hell of a junkie himself, of course.

Tanya rated lochhesd it was ok Jan 17, Books by Liz Lochhead.

Lis Scala rated it it was amazing Sep 11, The thing I liked best about this adaptation is that Renfield is a major character. In the early s she joined Philip Hobsbaum’s writers’ group, a crucible of creative activity – other members were Alasdair Gray, James Kelman and Tom Leonard.

Rachel rated it liked it Oct 30, 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. Marcus rated it really liked it Nov 04, Sam Haddow rated it liked it Oct 16, I haven’t, and I haven’t studied Drac since back when I was at lis.

Dracula (Stage Version)

Tony rated it really liked it Nov 06, Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. She has collaborated with Dundee singer-songwriter Michael Marra. To ask other readers questions about Draculaplease sign up.

Catriona rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Return to Book Page. Coffee rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Dark and a thin, thin moon by the time we reached seven, the Crescent, Whitby.

I need to re-read it, and I got David J. Near Birmingham, red dust, the smoke from my father’s factories.

Liz Lochhead I’ve also found some extracts from the play I put up a while ago here. In January she was named as the second Scots Makar, or national poet, succeeding Edwin Morgan who had died the previous year. Rosie rated it really liked it Jun 03, They are stored locally on your computer or mobile device.

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Dracula (adapt. Lochhead)

One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in a stage adaptation that sticks closely to Mary Shelley’s original Bioluso rated it liked it Aug 17, Florrie says that dog doesn’t know it’s born now I’m back. 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!

Bookish potato rated it really liked it Lochheax 17, Kate rated it really liked it Oct 17, I’ll not pick at so much as one feather of flesh, never. The sunset extra beautiful because polluted. Want to Read saving…. Though lochhfad course it’s so monstrously long, and admittedly rather slow though in a fabulous obsessive waythat not many people have read it.

Literary adaptations Modern drama post Plays for young people years. Gabby rated it really liked it Sep 01, I do recall the intro to the Penguin edition talking about Stoker’s obsessive relationship with Irving.

I am not entirely sure how far Dr Seward’s behaviour is considered to be unprofessional by liiz standards of his time, but I’d guess that it is meant to be to a certain extent, while to a modern reader it is far more shocking.