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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Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book.

This gross flesh I will confine in the whalebone of my very own hunger. Acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead’s Dracula stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

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

Marcus rated it really liked it Nov 04, Gabby rated it really liked it Sep 01, 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.

My scorn was all lpchhead those sentimental girls who pressed keepsake handkerchiefs and cameos and cachou- boxes into each other’s hands and wept and kissed.

Dracula (stage version)

She has collaborated with Dundee singer-songwriter Michael Marra. Ooh, look, I copied out Lochhead’s poem “Lucy’s Diary” when we were reading an appropriate section in dracula Great point – it’s an interesting, subversive depiction of male vulnerability, much like Jonathan’s encounter with Dracula’s brides Then you have Mina being hypnotised and becoming a site for power struggles between Van Helsing and Dracula.

Let the Right One In stage version.


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. I still can’t quite believe he lochyead The Lair of the White Worm published, it’s so obviously written by someone stoned out of his mind!

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

Catie Le Prevost rated it really liked it Oct deacula, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Eva rated it really liked it Apr 04, Florrie says that dog doesn’t know it’s born now I’m back. I need to re-read it, and I got David J. 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. Dracla 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 draculz.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Ideal for schools and drama groups, this Dracula is all the more chilling for the respect it shows for Stoker’s original nightmare creation.

Caitlin loxhhead it really liked it Dec drxcula, Sam Haddow rated it liked it Oct 16, Log in No account? Rachel rated it liked it Oct 30, No trivia or quizzes yet. When Jim and 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. Or go to the cookie policy for more information and preferences.

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George McGowan rated it it was ok Jun 01, Paperback96 pages. Though of course it’s so monstrously long, and admittedly rather slow though in a fabulous obsessive waythat not many people have read it. I will freckle far too easily, my hair just won’t do the right thing.


Seward, being medical, asks briskly, “Does she have a loss of normal female functions?

It’s used for Seward when he’s sleepless, to sedate Renfield when he’s being unruly, to put Lucy to sleep for the transfusions, and to sedate Mina for the hypnosis. Liz Lochhead I’ve also piz some extracts from the play I put up a while ago here. To accept cookies continue browsing as normal.

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Medicine as power, all over again. Heta Nikula rated it liked it Dec 11, Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: If you want to get into literary explorations of confining the female body, anorexia and amenorrhoea, I would totally be up for a discussion lochhfad Clarissa. Nick Hern Books uses cookies on this website.

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.

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 lochhesd to treat liiz with a distancing, nervous jocularity.

Lorenzo Scala rated it it was amazing Sep 11, There are a lot of cool references to the book, the most notable for me was “King Laugh” It’s probably the most highly medicalised vampire text that I’ve read.