Van Helsing knows that 1.) a vampire must return to its grave by sunlight, 2.) any consecrated items such as holy water, communion wafers, and crucifixes are poison to a vampire, and 3.) vampires despise the smell of wolfsbane.
Bram Stoker Bram Stoker (1847-1912) is best known as the author of Dracula.
Abraham Stoker was born in Clontarf, Ireland in 1847.
He has traveled the world and seen things most people only hear about in myths and legends. This corruption has led him to eat bugs and small animals believing that their life essence will prolong his own.
He can shift from behaving calmly normal to ravingly strange in the space of a few words.
After an encounter with a bizarre sanatorium patient named Renfield - a man who eats flies and worms and mice to absorb their life essence - Van Helsing examines Lucy.
He concludes that Lucy is being stalked by a vampire and may eventually transform into a vampire herself if he, Dr.
Although vampire legends existed before he wrote this book, Stoker created what has become the most well-known version of a vampire - a version that still persists through literature and film today. Balderston was first copyrighted in 1927, thirty years after the publication of Stoker’s novel.
By then, the world was familiar enough with Stoker's story and main character, but audiences could still be scared by and unfamiliar with the details of the notorious vampire's "life." A modern audience will enjoy this play out of nostalgia and a love its classic, campy, film noir feel, whereas the original audiences of the 1930s showed up for love of horror and a night of being frightened.
Lucy is a beautiful girl who loves her father and fiancé. The main characters are unaware of who or what Count Dracula is for so long that it becomes humorous to an audience, despite the seriousness of the characters.
There are many opportunities for a production to have fun and make exciting choices with this classic horror play.