Dracula and Frankenstein: Two Horror Plays: Two Horror Plays (Oberon Modern Playwrights) (Paperback)

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Dracula and Frankenstein: Two Horror Plays brings together two classic horror tales updated for the 21st century and adapted for the stage by two of Britain's leading playwrights.

Bram Stoker's Dracula adapted by Bryony Lavery: This is the modern world. Its inhabitants can go anywhere, even toTransylvania. They can communicate globally in the blink of an eye. But their feet, in their modern shoes, walk upon the gravestones of a vast cosmic graveyard. Count Dracula is still alive. He could always come through walls, arrive on a moonbeam but, in the modern world, he has emails, smartphones, webcams and the worldwide web...

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein adapted by Lisa Evans: Mary is imprisoned in a present-day psychiatric hospital, convicted of murdering her baby daughter. During her incarceration she becomes obsessed with Mary Shelley's famous novel. The novel comes to lifewithin her imagination, and we are left to question just who the realmonster really is, Mary or Frankenstein himself...

About the Author


A rounded theatre practitioner, Bryony Lavery's skills extend to performer, artistic director (Gay Sweatshop and Female Trouble), writer of children's theatre and of many cabarets. From 1989 to 1992 she was Tutor-Lecturer on the M.A. Playwriting Course at Birmingham University. Her best known play, Frozen, appeared on Broadway in 2004. Lisa Evans was trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Speech and Drama. Now an award winning playwright, she was Resident Writer at Theatre Centre in 1983/4 and at Temba Theatre Company in 1986/7 and is currently Associate Writer at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. Lisa has won numerous awards including the British Theatre Association Award 1986 & 1998, and was a finalist for the John Whiting Award in 2006. Lisa also writes for radio and television.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849431859
ISBN-10: 184943185X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: February 26th, 2013
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Playwrights