Dracula: A Play in Two Acts

Dracula: A Play in Two Acts

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Overview

With a cast of 27 characters, Aric Cushing's adaptation includes Mrs. Westenra, Lucy's mother, whom is rarely portrayed in the dramatic versions, Simmons, the Teaming Man, Mr. Swales, and a plethora of other characters whom enlivened Bram Stoker's original novel. The complexityof Stoker's manuscript is not discarded, but instead celebrated in this complex, multi-accented rendition of the most famous horror tale of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466386853
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 403,091
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Abraham (Bram) Stoker (1847-1912) is the author of one of the English language’s best-known books of mystery and horror, Dracula. Written in epistolary form, Dracula chronicles a vampire’s journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London and is a virtual textbook of Victorian-era fears and anxieties. Stoker also wrote several other horror novels, including The Jewel of Seven Stars and The Lair of the White Worm.

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Dracula 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 193 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad that I picked this up one day on a trip to B&N, I had always wanted to read it. It was a very good book, an interesting read. I liked how the book was written, but the language was hard for me to get through easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book. However, the archaic style this book is written in (the book was written in the late 1800s) may cause some readers to find this book difficult and as a result also find it boring. Overall, though, this is a good read that can be very scary at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading this classic once. Quite a few typos in the free version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. Aside from the fact that the old-english is strange, the plot, characters, and writing style is FAN-FREKIN'-TASTIC.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an all time classic and i think that bram stoker was an excelent writer. After reading this book i accually found out there is a real vampire culture who did come on tyra . I have also seen the first dracula movie ( obviously in blach and white) called nosfuratu. If you do your research you csn find many interesting facts about the real dracula who was a military leader and other people in history who did drink blood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really! You can get this book for free! Just search up in the shop dracula free, and it should pop up!
hms More than 1 year ago
I felt like I needed to pay homage to the original vampire creator....worth reading but the entire book led up to one single action, was ended up a bit anti-climactic. Interesting format - written in diary and letter format was pretty cool. Worth a shot, but certainly not fast paced.
bort170 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Awesome. Way better than twilight.
laxer9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One could say so much about a book like this. But one word might just sum it all up, Classic. Not classic as in boring and just old, but Classic as in when your done reading it you will want to go back and read it again. For me when i was getting towards the end i was getting mad because i didn't want the book to be over, you just want more action and more of the suspense. This is By far a Classic, and a must have for anybody from any background. Go out and buy this book, and read it. YOU'LL LOVE IT.
detweilermom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What can I say about Dracula that hasn't already been said. It did bring something out that has been bugging me alot lately. You can write a great book without all the language and violence. Yes there is violence in Dracula (how can you not have it in a book about vampires) but it isn't the main focus. I listened to this book on audio ( a freebie I got from Audible) and really enjoyed it. I probably wouldn't have read it otherwise. It is a classic worth giving a try, read like a pretty modern story
Helena81 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot, although as usual with epistolary novels there was some odd moments as characters are forced to over-explain their actions. Overall, very enjoyable, lots of twists and turns and engaging characters.
Jthierer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think the first 50 pages or so of this novel are some of the best ever written. Harker's naive excitement about his first big assignment quickly turns to horror. The rest of the story continues the spooky vibe, which I think is actually enhanced by the detachment introduced by the storytelling convention of revealing events through the journals and letters of the main characters.
dragonimp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading this is like stepping back in time, both because of the setting of the story and because of the style and pace of the writing. It is a story of suspense, but told in a much quieter, calmer fashion than modern horror stories.Dracula is told as a series of journal entries, which takes some suspension of disbelief beyond the acceptance of vampires. Although the journals belong to several different characters, there is little noticeable difference in "voice," and the level of detail in meticulous and exact. The pace is often slow, but the story is complelling and intriguing, and well worth the read, if only for the historical significance.
Poetgrrl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i'd heard about the myth. never got soaked in the story... read the book in 7th grade and it felt difficult...as an adult i've re-read it and came to appreciate the language and the tale...
mzzkitee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book surprised me. Its different than what you think. I'd recommend this book to anyone.
sweetsarah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is probably one of my most favorite books ever. i loved how Jonathan Harker had to deal with and try and figure out who the count really was. the part about Dracula taking the blood of the innocent and virgins was a little creepy but other than that it was and still is one of my favorite books.
Smiley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The orignial horror story. Hard to surpass and hard to put down once begun.
iamslim More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge Dracula fan but I didnt like this book as much as I thought I would have. I guess I can say I like the movies better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate when people ruin it for everyone else by telling what happens in the book, IN THE REVIEWS:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book, and i dont care what people think. Its a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scary.(not)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give this book 5 stars if the text in some parts was not jumbled. Other than that, it was a very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago