Yet another live version of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s classic is on its way to the boards! We’ve covered other stage productions of Carmilla in the past, including that of Chicago’s Wildclaw Theatre and even a Canadian high school‘s version. Now another struggles its way to the stage in front of a live audience. The venue…Continue readingNew Carmilla On The Way
Two film versions of “Carmilla” are in some stage of production right now. A stage play based on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s last work just opened in Chicago. With the number of Draculas numbering in the dozens, little wonder those interested in the genre find this female literary predecessor increasingly interesting. The current wave of…Continue readingWho Should Play Carmilla?
Wildclaw Theatre in Chicago (the name is in memory of Ray Wild aka “The Claw,” a writer/director/actor) specializes in what they proudly call Horror Theatre. Their avowed mission is to “…bring the world of horror to the stage. We intend to attract a new kind of audience which does not usually go to the theatre,…Continue readingCarmilla in Chicago
Browsing the website DeviantArt I came across photos by the lighting designer (http://dionysuspsi.deviantart.com/) of a Canadian high school production of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla.” Evidently, the set was minimalist (“a set of demented white ‘pillars’ that when put in the correct configuration form a closing hand”) while the destruction of the vampire in the…Continue readingCarmilla on Stage
For fans of the undead, a favorite topic of debate remains comparing the various film versions of “Dracula.” Even limiting oneself to those explicitly based upon Stoker’s novel, over a dozen versions exist from “Nosferatu” (original and remake) to both Universal versions in 1930, both adaptations that starred Christopher Lee, all three BBC Draculas, the…Continue readingAdaptations of Carmilla