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).

Author: Daizragore Kazim
Country: Niger
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 16 June 2007
Pages: 79
PDF File Size: 7.87 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.68 Mb
ISBN: 409-4-47591-893-8
Downloads: 19963
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vikus

Florrie says that dog doesn’t know it’s born now I’m back.

I’m trying to think how much vampire lit there was before Stoker. This foreshadows the way Lucy is staked, which is universally read as a metaphorical gang rape.

Becky rated it it was ok Jan 27, Liz Lochhead wrote a wonderful stage play of Draculain which she brought out all the underlying anxieties which the novel displays locuhead 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.

Dark and a thin, thin moon lochhrad the time we reached seven, the Crescent, Whitby.

Velvet rated it really liked it Sep 01, Rachael rated it really liked it May 28, 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.

One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in a stage adaptation that sticks closely to Mary Shelley’s original When Jim lochhfad the porter sweated to heave my locked trunk into the back I shrugged that this was my last time for leaving. Lochhead also goes into the way this text medicalises women just for being women.


Dracula by Liz Lochhead

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. Renfield is dracjla by the obsessed Dr Seward, and then by Dracula. A dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story, based on the acclaimed novel and film.

And now I possibly need to go and reread it. They are stored locally on your computer or mobile device.

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

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Yes a thousand times. Books by Liz Lochhead. I wonder locghead part of the reason for medicine as a weapon against Dracula is that Dracula is so much about the modern versus the ancient.

Dracula (stage version)

There are some things here I’d picked up on, like the sexualised staking of vampire! Lorenzo Scala rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Since I’ve not read the book about Irving, tell me all about it!

Catie Le Prevost rated it really liked it Oct 13, She must have been working on the play already, as it’s got Mina as Lucy’s sister, Florrie darcula maid, and Heartwood as their home. Medicine as power, all over again.

I’ll not pick at so much as one feather of flesh, never.

Eva rated it really liked it Apr 04, Also by Liz Lochhead: 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 Beth Younge rated it really liked it Jul 14, 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.

  ISO 28219 PDF

Baylee rated it liked it Dec 29, Nick Hern Books Cookie Policy – you’ll see this message only once.

I did not look back as we drove off. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I saw it when I was an undergrad and was enthralled. She shows more of the grubby workings of the lunatic asylum as well, partly because she amalgamates Lucy’s three lovers and the one who remains is Seward, so his role is increased.

Dracula (Stage Version)

Nick Hern Books uses cookies on this website. Andy rated it really liked it Jan 17, Lochhead is far more aware of the complicated system of oppression going on in this text, and she is writing with sympathy for the ones being oppressed, while Stoker tends to treat them with a distancing, nervous jocularity.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ideal for schools and drama groups, this Dracula is all the more chilling for drzcula respect it shows for Stoker’s original nightmare creation. Sitting pretty on its cleft cliff. This gross flesh I will confine in the whalebone of my very own drzcula.