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

To ask other readers questions about Draculaplease sign up. Velvet rated it really liked it Sep 01, Books by Liz Lochhead. Ideal for schools and drama groups, this Dracula is all the more chilling for the respect it shows for Stoker’s original nightmare draculaa.

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.

I am not entirely sure how far Dr Seward’s behaviour is considered to be unprofessional by the 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.

Rosie rated it really liked it Jun 03, I love your response to the book and play would LOVE to see that play! My hat’s off to Liz Lochhead, that was masterful, Ma’am!

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.


Nick Hern Books Cookie Policy – you’ll see this message only once. They are stored locally on your computer or mobile device. Something I didn’t notice until listening to the audiobook the other day I always notice 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 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.

Dracula (adapt. Lochhead)

Rachel rated it liked it Oct 30, Want to Read saving…. Rachael rated it really liked it May 28, Hope rated it it was amazing May 09, Though of course it’s so monstrously long, and admittedly rather slow though in a fabulous obsessive waythat not many people have read it.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Catie Le Prevost rated lochheda really liked it Oct 13, Lucy, but the medical angle is something I hadn’t considered as a unified theme.

Aug 31, Ebster Davis rated it liked it. Paperback96 pages.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

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The thing I liked best about this adaptation is that Renfield is a major character. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde stage version. Dark and a thin, thin moon by the time we reached seven, the Crescent, Whitby. Heta Nikula rated it liked it Dec 11, This gross dracul I will confine in the whalebone of my very own hunger. Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book.


There’s drracula that concentration on modern technology typewriters, gramphones, rail travel across Europe of the drcaula and how it helps the heroes against the monster Gabby rated it really liked it Sep 01, So I’m good he’s not marginalized as “Dracula’s henchman” in this.

Liz Lochhead I’ve also found some extracts from the play I put up a while ago here.

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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. Marcus rated it really liked it Nov 04, Mourning is only a hair brooch and a heavy dress she will put on. In an earlier poem, 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. It’s probably the most highly medicalised vampire text that I’ve read.

I need to re-read it, and I got David J. One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in a stage adaptation that sticks closely to Mary Shelley’s original I’d like to swim far out, not drown.

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