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He switched the names of female characters, now Mina character was called Lucy Seward, who is the daughter of Dr. Seward and fiancee of Jonathan Harker (named now John Harker). [38] it deserves. With your contribution, you'll gain access to exclusive newsletters, editors' recommendations,

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Dracula is directly said to be Vlad the Impaler - John Harker mentions, that when he was in Transylvania he heard of Castle Dracula and of a famous Voivode Dracula who lived in the castle centuries ago and fought the Turks. Van Helsing later identifies Dracula as this very Voivode. Dracula also himself says that he is 500 years old, placing his origin in the 15th century. [40] In the revised story, Abraham Van Helsing investigates the mysterious illness of a young woman, Lucy Seward, with the help of her father and fiancé. He discovers she is the victim of Count Dracula, a powerful vampire who is feeding on her blood. The men follow one of Dracula's servants to the vampire's hiding place, where they kill him with a stake to the heart. Theatre Magazine complimented Peterson's performance as Lucy in the 1927 Broadway production, calling her "the lightmotif of Dracula ... [whose] fair comeliness shines through every scene like a flood of sunlight in a chamber of horrors". [43] Adaptations [ edit ] Radio adaptation [ edit ]Perhaps his finest example of poetic ambiguity can be found in The West Wing (1963). Entirely wordless, it features a series of seemingly unrelated panels depicting eerily unsettling rooms which, we gradually come to realise, are in all likelihood set in the after-world. But it was his Tony Award-winning designs for the Broadway production of Dracula that truly turned him into a star, even leading to a range of fur coats and Gorey-inspired wallpapers. When he was then asked to design the titles for the PBS series Mystery, his work became known to millions throughout the US. However, as Gregory Hischak, curator of The Edward Gorey House, notes, “he didn’t like having himself displayed like that. He was a very private person.” related_content_links_0_title: Take an auditory tour of Edward Gorey House with the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast

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CrimeReads reports that in 1977 Gorey was hired to design sets and costumes for a revival of the original "Dracula" play, which was made famous by the 1931 film version starring Bela Lugosi. Gorey had never worked in theater before, and had never designed sets or costumes before, but he wound up designing both, as well as the advertising art and other aspects of the show. Gorey's work soon became the play's most successful feature — in fact, as Boing Boing reports, Gorey was awarded a Tony Award for his costume design. He brought his ink drawing style to full-sized life for the actors to inhabit, and his work is a big reason the play was a smash success.Vieira, Mark A. (1999). Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. p.42. ISBN 0-8109-4475-8. Deane's Dracula premiered on 15 May 1924 at the Grand Theatre in Derby, England. [9] Deane had originally intended to play the title role himself but opted for the role of Van Helsing. This production toured England for three years before settling in London, where it opened at the Little Theatre in the Adelphi on 14 February 1927. [10] It later transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre and then the Prince of Wales Theatre to accommodate larger audiences. [11] Broadway production [ edit ] The first Broadway production opened at the Fulton Theatre in 1927. The revised version of the play went on a national tour of the United States and replaced the original version in London. It influenced many subsequent adaptations, including the popular 1931 film adaptation starring Lugosi. A 1977 Broadway revival featured art designs by Edward Gorey and starred Frank Langella. It won the Tony Award for Best Revival and led to another movie version, also starring Langella.

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