There’s a temporary exhibition on at the Whitby Museum about Bram Stoker’s Holiday in Whitby.
It has many new research findings.
Although it’s a temporary exhibition, it’s going to be mounted in Spring and autumn each year for a couple more years – this one is coming down about 7th November.
Sounds like a must-see for all Stoker fans. I’m going to try and get there this coming Friday!
You might be interested in a temporary exhibition and display at Whitby Museum.
It shows some of the findings of some detailed research into Bram Stoker’s holiday in Whitby in 1890 and shows the influence of the topography, the literary connections and the people he met while here and how he has wrapped them all up in the three chapters of Dracula set in Whitby.
Sounds like this could be great for anybody with an interest in how Stoker created his masterpiece and the part that Whitby played in helping to shape the plot.
‘Bram Stoker’s Holiday: A Special Exhibition‘, runs from April 2nd to May 8th (9.30 – 3.30) at Whitby Museum.
Telephone 01947 602908 or visit whitbymuseum.org.uk for more details.
You can have a look at a PDF poster for the event here: http://www.dracula-in-whitby.com/Bram_Stokers_Holiday.pdf
See you there!
The Bram Stoker Film Festival is under way in Whitby at the Spa Pavilion.
The festival runs from October 14-17 and tickets for individual films are £6.
The Hammer Exhibition (my favourite film company!) and the Vampire Ball will set you back £100.
To find out more, visit Bram Stoker Film festival.
Well, it seems like there is to be an ‘official’ sequel to Bram Stoker’s mighty novel, ‘Dracula.’
Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, has written “Dracula: The Un-Dead.”
Seems like Dacre put together the story from notes and jottings from Bram’s original notes. However, the sequel has been co-authored by screenwriter Ian Holt.
The book has the blessing of the Stoker Estate and should be out in October 2009. It seems VERY likely that a screen adaptation will soon follow.
Personally, I’m hesitant about a sequel, but no doubt I’ll buy it (and watch the film!).
What do you think? Is a sequel long overdue?
Just a quick reminder to all our readers that Whitby has its very own Bram Stoker International Film Festival.
Here’s part of the festival’s mission statement:
The Bram Stoker International Film Festival established in order to provide more opportunities and exposure for filmmakers, screenwriters, Sci-Fi and games developers working within the horror, science fiction and suspense genres, as well as to draw more attention to WHITBY by means of our annual Film Festival.
It’s great to see that Whitby is attracting such quality events and this can only be a good thing for the town and its inhabitants.
Oh… and the website is entertaining too!
Click here to visit: Bram Stoker International Film Festival
Let me know what you think or if you have any thoughts about Whitby being used for filming, festivals, etc.
I’ve just read a blog post that asks the following question…
“I’m stuck on the question of narrative format in “Dracula” by Bram Stoker (1898), wondering specifically why the author chose to use the epistulo-diaristic mode as opposed to a straightforward first- or third-person approach. It may be a convention of the period; and I’m reminded somewhat of the framed narrative approach Mary Shelley took in “Frankenstein” (1818).”
I’m guessing it’s a convention of the time.
I have to say that I think Dracula wouldn’t be half the success if it hadn’t been written in diary form.
I am a fan of Stoker’s famous novel, but I also don’t think he was that great a writer!
“What!” I hear you ask!
If you don’t believe me, read ‘Dracula’s Guest & Other Stories’ (short stories and an extra chapter from Dracula) and convince me that they are good stories!
Go on, I dare you!
I’m an English graduate and not scared to fight
Read the full blog post that sparked this outpouring here: Everyday Semiotics