Dracula and Frankenstein by Bryony Lavery
Two Horror Plays

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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 to
Transylvania. 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 life
within her imagination, and we are left to question just who the real
monster really is, Mary or Frankenstein himself…
 

About Bryony Lavery

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Bryony Lavery is a multi-award-winning playwright whose work includes Kursk, Frozen, Stockholm (all published by Oberon Books), Last Easter, A Wedding Story and Beautiful Burnout. Oberon also publishes her version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and her adaptations of Mary Webb's Precious Bane, Jouko and Juha Turkka's Cherished Disappointments in Love, Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, Magdalen King-Hall's The Wicked Lady and Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Lisa Evans is an award-winning playwright whose plays include The Angel Tide, Up The Duff, Glory Glory and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Alongside a highly successful career in television and radio, she has been Writer in Residence at Theatre Centre, London, for Temba Theatre Company, and was also Associate Writer at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. Getting to the Foot of the Mountain, Jamaica Inn, Once We Were Mothers, East Lynne, Villette, Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home, The Day The Waters Came and Keep Smiling Through are published by Oberon Books.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Oberon Books. 160 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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