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Slaying Vampires: Romantic Origins, Theatrical Afterlives

. @DrSamGeorge1 talks about the fascinating history behind this vampire slaying kit, which feeds into the research of the @OGOMProject.#halloween pic.twitter.com/VIKQyktHZV — University of Hertfordshire (@UniofHerts) October 31, 2018 ‘ but those mine enemies, which would not that I should … Continue reading

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Angela Carter’s The Tiger’s Bride – Oxford Playhouse, 11-16 September 2017

Marvellous Machine will be performing their stage adaptation of Angela Carter’s ‘The Tiger’s Bride’ at the Oxford Playhouse, 11-16 September 2017. ‘The Tiger’s Bride’ is one of Carter’s marvellous transformations of the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tale in her famous … Continue reading

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CFP: Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Lancaster University, April 28-29 2017

CFP for Fantastika’s 4th conference, on performing fantistika (deadline 1 March 2017): The 4rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on performative bodies in fantastika. This includes performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body … Continue reading

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More witchcraft

Some more witch related material here. First, an interesting account by Alison Schwarz of the spate of witch themed TV, books, and fashion, including YA and paranormal romance. Then, ‘Injustice: The Enduring Power of the Witch Narrative’ by Moze Halperin–a … Continue reading

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‘Some Curious Disquiet’: Troubled Teens Turn Vampire in St Albans @AbbeyTheatreStA

I was at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans last week with a friend to see a play entitled  ‘A Vampire Story’ written by Moira Buffini and directed by Phillip Reardon.  Buffini has collaborated with Damon Albarn and this play was … Continue reading

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Vampire Plays and Werewolf Comics

According to various news outlets dedicated to the dark and macabre, Nicole Kidman is planning to adapt ‘Cuddles’, a vampire play. ‘Cuddles’ (first performed in 2012) is a play by Joseph Wilde and is about the relationship between Eve, a young … Continue reading

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Angela Carter, Vampirella

More from the fabulous Angela Carter. I apologise for not posting this sooner; there are only six days left in which to listen to it. But this is a rare chance to hear Carter’s 1976 vampire radio play Vampirella, starring … Continue reading

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The Cinematic History of Fake Blood

Claret, the red stuff, gore, ichor, life fluid, strawberry jam, protesters free-bleeding at the gates of parliament. It seems like blood is everywhere. Pertinent given the conversations that I have been having with Sam regarding the Books of Blood project on … Continue reading

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Defect: A New Vampire Musical -good luck Clare!

OGOM follower Clare Prenton has a new musical venture called ‘Defect’. ‘Defect’ is a contemporary musical with a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ vampire twist. Booking opens at 2pm on Friday 24th April 2015. Music, Lyrics & Book: Craig Adams, Book & … Continue reading

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Neck of the Woods, Manchester International Festival, Fri 10 Jul 2015 – Sat 18 Jul 2015

Not quite werewolves, but obviously of interest to those exploring those boundaries between wolf and human that the werewolf narrative explores. Neck of the Woods–a multimedia performance on the wolf–looks very intriguing: MIF has invited Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon … Continue reading

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