The life and times of Bram Stoker, theatre critic
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Everyone's heard of the parasitic count from Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. But his other works seem to go amiss, largely unheard-of, and rarely, if ever, adapted to stage or screen. This is in stark contrast to Dracula, who, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the most filmed character in screen history (272 times). On the anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Death, we will delve briefly but a little deeper into the life and times of the writer and into the aforementioned unread, unappreciated works such as poems, novels, and journalistic articles, written by the Irish author of, more than just, Dracula. Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker was born on the 8th of November 1847 in Dublin. He attended Trinity College, from 1864 until 1870, and would become known as one of the most influential and dark romantic writers of the time. Stoker started off his writing career as a theatre critic, and held the role of Acting and business manager at Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre in London for 27 years.
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