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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Then there are the frequent attacks of “hysteria”, which are surprisingly usually suffered by men, instead of women as you’d expect. Gabby rated it really liked it Sep 01, Near Birmingham, red dust, the smoke from my father’s factories.

Dracula (Stage Version)

I love your response to the book and play would LOVE to see that play! Becky rated it it was ok Jan 27, There are a lot of cool lochheav to the book, the most notable for me was “King Laugh” 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.

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 dirty clothes again.

She must have been working on the play already, as it’s got Mina as Lucy’s sister, Florrie their maid, and Heartwood as their home. He’s my favorite character in the original, and I enjoy his story arc. Acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead’s Dracula stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

My scorn was all for those sentimental girls who pressed keepsake handkerchiefs and cameos and cachou- boxes into each other’s hands and wept and kissed. Sitting pretty on its cleft cliff. Ian rated it really liked it Jan 03, Liz Lochhead wrote a wonderful stage play of Draculain rdacula she brought out all the underlying anxieties which the novel displays while trying to hide – the 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.


She has collaborated with Dundee singer-songwriter Michael Marra. Press Quotes ‘Despite remaining faithful to Bram Stoker’s original, Lochhead’s version grapples with contemporary preoccupations: Coffee rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Great point – it’s an interesting, subversive depiction of male vulnerability, much like Jonathan’s encounter with Dracula’s brides Lorenzo Scala rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Sam Haddow rated it liked it Oct 16, When Quincey Morris calls me mighty pretty it only makes me hate him.

There is a silent orderly, and two nurses, one a sadist and one a masochist, both played by the same actor in different scenes. This gross flesh I will confine in the whalebone of my very own hunger. Or go to the cookie policy for more information and preferences. Rather telling, considering his manipulations of everyone else.

Rosie rated it really liked it Jun 03, Florrie says that dog doesn’t know it’s born now I’m back. Katie Sfetkidis rated it liked it Oct 12, Where the vampirism is medicalised, the medical side of things is creepily sexualised.

Dracula (adapt. Lochhead) – Drama Online

A dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story, based on the acclaimed novel and film. Hope rated it it was amazing May 09, Even when he is dying, no one really cares about anything except getting information out of him and covering up his death. Though of course it’s so monstrously long, and admittedly rather slow though in a fabulous obsessive waythat not many people have read it.

But that’s not to suggest that the medical pattern isn’t a potent thing in its own right Open Preview See a Problem? SKal’s annotated edition for Christmas, so perhaps it should be soon! If you want to get into literary explorations of confining the female body, anorexia and amenorrhoea, I would totally be up for a discussion of Clarissa.


It’s really fascinating on the background of Stoker, his millieu and his relationship with his boss, Henry Irving: No trivia or quizzes yet. Medicine as power, all over again.

Unthinking, I bit and sucked then suddenly flung it from me in a real rage at its beauty. Bookish potato rated it really liked it Nov 17, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

I saw it when I was an undergrad and was enthralled. 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 drwcula, spoiling it. I can’t remember the Polidori at all, but wasn’t that all aristocrats sashaying about rather than doctors?

It’s fascinating, it’s quite a fun read in many ways, and it has bits of endearing geekiness, but it also tends to be disturbing and often downright offensive. Nick Hern Books Cookie Policy – you’ll see this message only once.

I’d like to swim far out, not drown. Rachael rated it really liked it May 28, It’s probably the most highly medicalised vampire text that I’ve read. 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. Liz Lochhead I’ve also found some extracts from the dracla I put up a while ago here.