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Dracula adapted by David Calcutt from the novel by Bram Stoker.

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  • Essay length: 2232 words
  • Submitted: 30/08/2003
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater
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GCSE Bram Stoker

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There is lots of good analysis in this essay but the response as a whole lacks focus; if looking at how a playwright has changed a novel to create certain effects, specific changes need to be referenced to show an understanding of the two different styles.
4 Stars

Marked by teacher Laura Gater 29/05/2013

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Michelle Moran 4F1

Dracula Essay

'Dracula" adapted by David Calcutt from the novel by Bram Stoker, is a compelling and dramatic play which conveys horror extremely well. The central characters are Jonathan Harker, his fiancee Mina and their friends, and of course Dracula. This shows an example of successful horror as they all have an encounter with the lord of all darkness and evil, Dracula.

In the opening scene, horror is conveyed when Jonathan Harker goes to Draculas' castle. There is alot of mystery surrounding Dracula. When Johnathan arrives in Trasylvania, to go and see Dracula (about his new home in England) he goes to stay in an inn. He tells the Land Lady why he has come to Transyvania. She "shudders" and tries to put him off going there. In the morning, before Jonathan sets off on his travels, the Land Lady of the inn gives Jonathan a crucifix. "Please. Take it. For safety. It will protect you." The Land Lady said to Jonathan, as if he was needing protecting from something dangerous or something evil. The description that the author gives of the mountains is appropriate for this play. He describes them as

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There is lots of good analysis in this essay but the response as a whole lacks focus; if looking at how a playwright has changed a novel to create certain effects, specific changes need to be referenced to show an understanding of the two different styles.
4 Stars

Marked by teacher Laura Gater 29/05/2013

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