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 play there’s a point when Lucy, who is having a fight with Mina her sister in the playsays sarcastically, “Oh yes, mad skinny Lucy with her migraines and her nightmares and her over-vivid imagination, I know what you all think of me. Plus it’s a high-stress job, and I bet doctors have always had a reputation for drug use, not just today. Velvet rated it really liked it Sep 01, This foreshadows the way Lucy is staked, which is universally read as a metaphorical gang rape.
Near Birmingham, red dust, the smoke from my father’s factories. Preview — Dracula by Liz Lochhead. 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. You must definitely read the play, it’s fantastic.
Then you have Mina being hypnotised and becoming draculw site for power struggles between Van Lochhea and Dracula.
In January she was named as the second Scots Makar, or national poet, succeeding Edwin Morgan who had died the previous year. But that’s not to suggest that the medical pattern isn’t a potent thing in its own right 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 Dark and a thin, thin moon by the time we reached seven, the Crescent, Whitby.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s probably the most highly medicalised vampire text that I’ve read. 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.
Lists with This Book. Sam Haddow rated it liked it Oct 16, Since I’ve not read the book about Irving, tell me all about it! I love your response to the book and play would LOVE to see that play! Press Quotes ‘Despite remaining faithful to Bram Stoker’s original, Lochhead’s version grapples with contemporary preoccupations: Heta Nikula rated it liked it Dec 11, 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.
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 by Bram Stoker, and the play by Liz Lochhead – Film and lit crit about disability
She must have been working on the play already, as it’s got Mina as Lucy’s sister, Draccula their maid, and Heartwood as their home. Log in No account?
Lorenzo Scala rated it it was amazing Sep 11, The biggest thing in terms of illness, of course, is the lunatic Renfield. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Rather lochhad, considering his manipulations of everyone else. Rosie rated it really liked it Jun 03, 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, lochhear how common it was at the time.
Lucy, but the medical angle drachla something I hadn’t considered as a unified theme. Books by Liz Lochhead. Caitlin rated it really liked it Dec 17, To ask other readers questions about Draculaplease sign up. 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.
They did combine a lot of the characters and the act The thing I liked best about this adaptation is that Renfield is a major character. They are olchhead locally on your computer or mobile device. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Paperback96 pages.
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Also by Liz Lochhead: Yes a thousand times. In the book, it’s used by Van Helsing, here it’s also used by Renfield see above.
Want to perform this play? The sunset extra beautiful because polluted. Bioluso rated it liked it Aug 17, When Jim and the porter sweated to heave my locked trunk into the back I shrugged that this was my last lochheda for leaving.
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. Then there are the frequent lochhsad of “hysteria”, which are surprisingly usually suffered by men, instead of women as you’d expect.
Let the Right One In stage version. I haven’t, and I haven’t studied Drac since back when I was at uni.
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