Dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the first publication of the novel Dracula, as well
as the 175th anniversary of its author, Bram Stoker. In the foreword, written by the great-
grandnephew of the writer, Dacre Stoker, we discover that Bram Stoker worked in theater, loved
theater, and was inspired by the dramatic art. Dacre's exclusive interview introduces the results
of his detective-research of various documents and Bram's personal journals and notes — all of
the many discoveries led to the creation of the prequel, Dracul, and the sequel, Dracula the Un-
Lisa Monde's play Dracula: Finding of a Shadow was inspired by the original novel by
Bram Stoker, as well as both - the sequel and the prequel. The play had several Off-Broadway
productions. This current edition also includes an original play by the guest-playwright Thomas
R. Gordon - Dracula: Bloodlines. Both plays premiered at the Gene Frankel Theater in New
Over ten years ago, Lisa published her first scientific article on the evolution of the image
of Dracula in literature and art. Besides the plays, two essays by Lisa Monde are also included in
this book, both shedding light on the mystery of the birth of the stellar literary character and the
evolution of the image of Dracula.
In the Epilogue, Lisa summarizes the stages of the path traversed by Dracula in literature
and other types of art, as well as shares her ideas on Dracula's future.