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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Also by Liz Lochhead: Bioluso rated it liked it Aug 17, Then there are the frequent attacks of “hysteria”, which are surprisingly usually suffered by men, instead of women as you’d expect.

Lorenzo Scala rated it it was amazing Sep 11, In January she was named as lochehad second Scots Makar, or national poet, succeeding Edwin Morgan who had died the previous year. 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.

Where the vampirism is medicalised, the medical side of things is creepily sexualised. Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. Lucy, but the medical angle is something I hadn’t considered as a unified theme. 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.


Hope rated it it was amazing May 09, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Also I hadn’t noticed just how much they’re throwing laudanum and other opiates around.

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And Stoker was one hell of a junkie himself, of course. Becky rated it it was ok Jan 27, Andy rated it really liked it Jan 17, Ideal for schools and drama groups, this Dracula is all the more chilling for the respect it shows for Stoker’s original nightmare creation.

Eva rated it really liked it Apr 04, I wish I were as thin and clean as that tinkerish lochheaad I caught out today scudding back with a lohhead grin – he must’ve been all of ten – from whitecap waves to squirm into his dirty clothes again. It’s probably the most highly medicalised vampire text that I’ve read.

Mama and I quarrel, constantly. There is a silent orderly, and two nurses, one a sadist and one a masochist, both played by the same actor in different scenes.

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

Lists with This Book. Plus it’s a high-stress job, and I bet doctors have always had a draclua for drug use, not just today.

Preview — Dracula by Liz Lochhead. It’s really fascinating on the background of Stoker, his millieu and his relationship with his boss, Henry Irving: 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. Rosie dracuula it really liked it Jun 03, Rachael rated it really liked it May 28, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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Dracula (adapt. Lochhead)

luz Though of course it’s so monstrously long, and admittedly rather slow though in a fabulous obsessive dracuoathat not many people have read it. In the book, it’s used by Van Helsing, here it’s also used by Renfield see above. Katie Sfetkidis rated it liked it Oct 12, Coffee rated it it was amazing Nov 20, 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 lochheax of others.

He inhabits a cage above the stage, commenting on the play throughout and often in poetry at that, revealing hidden truths and generally being like the Fool in Lear. She has collaborated with Dundee singer-songwriter Michael Marra.