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Edward Gorey's Dracula: A Toy Theatre

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This box holds within it a magnificent secret. Once assembled — an easy thing involving only a little tape — its contents allow you to present the three-act drama Dracula, complete with a full cast, props, and the eeriest of stage sets. Based on the set and costume designs of Edward Gorey (1925-2000) for his award-winning Broadway production of Dracula, these die-cut, scored, and perforated foldups and foldouts include:

Three sturdy, sort-of-three-dimensional 16 X 12" sets, one for each act:

  • Act One: The Library of Dr. Seward's Sanatorium
  • Act Two: The Boudoir of Lucy Seward
  • Act Three: A Vault
A cast of eight (fifteen figures in all):
  • Dr. Seward, a troubled father
  • Lucy Seward, an ailing young lady, the doctor's daughter
  • Professor Abraham Van Helsing, an expert in the arcane
  • Jonathan Harker, an earnest young man
  • R. M. Renfield, a tormented soul in thrall to dark forces
  • Butterworth, Renfield's assistant
  • Miss Wells, a maid
  • Count Dracula
Bits and pieces of furniture to enhance the drama's verisimilitude:
  • The doctor's couch
  • Lucy's bed
  • Carpets for the library and boudoir
  • A dank and noisome tomb
A four-page booklet featuring:
  • A synopsis of the play
  • Brief notes on Edward Gorey and his many magical creations
  • Illustrated assembly instructions

Synopsis:

Bram Stoker's 1897 novel took place in the wild Carpathian Mountains, London, rural England, and various places in between. But the Dracula for which Edward Gorey created the set designs reproduced in miniature here — a version that ran to nearly a thousand Broadway performances — compresses the action to one locale: the sanatorium of Dr. Seward, near the town of Purley, somewhere in the English country-side. Based on Edward Gorey's set and costume designs for his award-winning production of Dracula, these die-cut, scored, and perforated foldups and fold-outs include:
  • 3 pop-up 16 X 12" stage sets
  • Cast of 8 (15 figures in all)
  • Stage Furniture
  • 4-page booklet with exceptionally simple assembly instructions, a synopsis of Gorey's Broadway adaptation of Dracula, and notes on Edward Gorey (1925-2000) and his many magical creations
A slightly-sinister gift for anyone you greatly admire.

About the Author

Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was one of the most highly regarded artists and writers of our time. His extraordinary and disconcerting books, which include The Gashlycrumb Tinies and The Headless Bust, are avidly sought and treasured around the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764921360
Subtitle:
The Company of Monsters #3
Publisher:
Pomegranate Communications
Author:
Gorey, Edward
Subject:
Papercrafts - Paper Dolls
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2nd
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
Other
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Dimensions:
12.27x8.30x1.35 in. 1.64 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General

Edward Gorey's Dracula: A Toy Theatre
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Product details pages Pomegranate Communications - English 9780764921360 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bram Stoker's 1897 novel took place in the wild Carpathian Mountains, London, rural England, and various places in between. But the Dracula for which Edward Gorey created the set designs reproduced in miniature here — a version that ran to nearly a thousand Broadway performances — compresses the action to one locale: the sanatorium of Dr. Seward, near the town of Purley, somewhere in the English country-side. Based on Edward Gorey's set and costume designs for his award-winning production of Dracula, these die-cut, scored, and perforated foldups and fold-outs include:
  • 3 pop-up 16 X 12" stage sets
  • Cast of 8 (15 figures in all)
  • Stage Furniture
  • 4-page booklet with exceptionally simple assembly instructions, a synopsis of Gorey's Broadway adaptation of Dracula, and notes on Edward Gorey (1925-2000) and his many magical creations
A slightly-sinister gift for anyone you greatly admire.
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