Monday, July 28, 2014

1973 Edward Gorey Dracula Review

The July 16, 1973 issue of Newsweek included a review of the newly formed Nantucket Stage Company. Spearheaded by producer John Wulp, the newly formed company was able to produce a professional summer season of three plays which included a work by playwright John Guare, a piece penned by Wulp himself, and a revival of the 1927 stage version of Dracula - with sets and costumes by Edward Gorey.

Presented in a made-over schoolhouse, Mr. Gorey's sets and costumes "provide the right atmosphere of sophisticated scariness". This production would become the springboard for the legendary 1977 Broadway version.

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