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Book Title: Dracula (Stage Version)|
The author of the book: Liz Lochhead
Date of issue: February 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9781848420298
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 571 KB
Edition: Nick Hern Books
Read full description of the books Dracula (Stage Version):The thing I liked best about this adaptation is that Renfield is a major character. He's my favorite character in the original, and I enjoy his story arc. So I'm good he's not marginalized as "Dracula's henchman" in this.
RENFIELD Life’s all I want. Life’s all right. I have all the life I need, right now, I’m laughing. (Starts to sob.) I don’t want nobody’s soul on my conscience. Doctor! Nothing in a soul to eat or – No!
SEWARD. Or what? Drink?
They did combine a lot of the characters and the action, but its a play so they kind of have to.
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.
There are a lot of cool references to the book, the most notable for me was "King Laugh"...which is the laughter that overtakes you even when you're sad because you can see the irony in a situation and it helps you put your troubles into perspective. In the book, it's used by Van Helsing, here it's also used by Renfield (see above). My hat's off to Liz Lochhead, that was masterful, Ma'am!
Read information about the authorLiz Lochhead is a Scottish poet and dramatist, originally from Newarthill in North Lanarkshire. In the early 1970s she joined Philip Hobsbaum's writers' group, a crucible of creative activity - other members were Alasdair Gray, James Kelman and Tom Leonard. Her plays include Blood and Ice, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1987), Perfect Days (2000) and a highly acclaimed adaptation into Scots of Molière's Tartuffe (1985). Her adaptation of Euripides' Medea won the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award in 2001. Like her work for theatre, her poetry is alive with vigorous speech idioms; collections include True Confessions and New Clichés (1985), Bagpipe Muzak (1991) and Dreaming Frankenstein: and Collected Poems (1984). She has collaborated with Dundee singer-songwriter Michael Marra.
In January 2011 she was named as the second Scots Makar, or national poet, succeeding Edwin Morgan who had died the previous year.
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