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Stage Blood
Vampires of the Nineteenth-Century Stage
Roxana Stuart

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The vampire originally took on its characteristics in the public imagination from a series of plays written and performed by some of the most important figures in nineteenth-century theater. This work is the first major study devoted to the vampire on stage; the author discusses the figure that preceded Dracula—Lord Ruthven—the subject of more than forty English, French, and American plays. The principal works are melodramas, but the vampire theme was also treated in tragedy, opera, ballet, burlesque, farce, burletta, and satire.

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Cover of book is dark blue with an image of a vampire scaring a woman.

Published 1994
LC: 94-072404 PN
386 pp.   6 x 9
23 b/w illus., 14 b/w photos
Paper $22.95 t
ISBN 978-0-87972-660-7

The cloth edition, ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-659-1
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