A gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker, published in 1897.
It has been adapted to all forms of literature, performance and art over the years, including numerous films.
The first theatrical adaptation was done by Bram Stoker himself, for performance at the Lyceum Theatre where Stoker worked between 1878 and 1898. It was performed under the title Dracula, or The Undead. This had only one performance, shortly before the novel's publication in 1897. Most other productions have been adaptations of the novel.
Performance history in South Africa
Versions of the original
South African pastiches and original vampire plays
(See also the entries for the various titles)
1975: Dracula, a The Space (Cape Town) production, an own version of the story, devised by the cast under the direction of Brian Astbury. The cast was Bill Curry, Biddy Edelberg, Andrea Fine, Blaise Koch and Maralin Vanrenen.
The Forum, 5(1), 1942. p 18.
Programme for Vampier, 1994.
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