Dracula: from Novel to Stage to Screen with Dacre Stoker

£10 (£15 for both Dacre Stoker Talks)

Date: 24 May 2024 7.30pm till 9.30pm

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Description

Enjoy this audio-visual survey by Dacre Stoker, international bestselling author and great grandnephew of Bram Stoker author of Dracula. 

Tracing the journey of Bram’s gothic masterpiece from dramatic reading to the various early stage and film adaptations of Dracula right up to present day. This 80 min presentation will be sure to education and enlighten fans and scholars alike. At the end of the presentation audience participation is encouraged to help decide which actor, who portrayed Count Dracula, is Derby’s favourite.

About Dacre Stoker

Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009) the Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula, and Dracul released in October of 2018 by Putnam.  Dracul,  a prequel to Dracula, was the UK’s # 1 Bestselling Hardcover Novel in Horror and Supernatural in 2018, and a top 5 finalist by the Horror Writers Association for the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Novel.  Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012).

Dacre’s recent work includes Dracula, Annotated for the 125th Anniversary with Robert Eighteen-Bisang, (2022) Dracula’s Bedlam (2021) with Chris McAuley and John Peel and The Virgins Embrace (2021) with Chris McAuley, a graphic novel adaptation of Bram Stoker’s short story The Squaw (1893), an original graphic novel Dracula The Return, Cult of the White Worm, (2022) with Chris McAuley. Additionally, short stories with Leverett Butts, Last Days, appeared in Weird Tales Magazine  January 2021, The Tired Captain, featured in FX Sherlock Holmes Anthology,  and Enter the Dragon in Classic Monsters Unleashed Anthology January 2022 and The Lost Warrior, in Dracula UnFanged Anthology.

A native of Montreal, Canada, Dacre taught Physical Education and Sciences for twenty-two years, in both Canada and the U.S. He has participated in the sport of Modern Pentathlon as an athlete and a coach at the international and Olympic levels for Canada for 12 years. He is also an avid player and coach of the unique game of Real Tennis. In May of 2016 an athlete he has been coaching for the past 4 years, Camden Riviere, won the World Championships of Court Tennis. He currently lives in Aiken, SC, together with his wife Jenne they manage the Bram Stoker Estate.

This event is part of Dracula Returns to Derby, an AHRC-funded research project led by the University of Derby in partnership with Derby Museums, Derby Theatre, Bournemouth University and Sheffield Hallam University. A series of public workshops and events connect the city with the world’s most famous vampire.

Suitable for adults, booking essential.

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