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April 20th 1912: Bram Stoker dies

On this day in 1912, the Irish author Bram Stoker died in London aged 64. Stoker, born as Abraham Stoker in Dublin in 1847, studied mathematics at the University of Dublin and went on to become a civil servant. However, he long displayed a talent for writing, and ended up in a management position at London’s illustrious Lyceum Theatre. His first forays into fiction writing were modest successes, but were overshadowed by his 1897 masterpiece Dracula. Originally titled The Undead, the horror story told of the struggle between the vampire Count Dracula and vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing. It has traditionally been claimed that the titular character was inspired by fifteenth-century Transylvanian despot Vlad the Impaler, but this has recently been called into question, and Stoker himself said the character came to him in a nightmare after eating too much dressed crab. Dracula, while not inventing the concept of a vampire (which was a trope already seen in earlier work like the 1871 Carmilla), defined modern perceptions of the supernatural beings. Stoker continued writing until his death, though none of his novels have reached the same fame as Dracula. The Irish author was well travelled, and counted among his acquaintances U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, and authors Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Bram Stoker died in 1912, leaving a legacy of great literary achievement; Dracula remains one of the most famous fictional characters in history, with more than one thousand novels and two hundred films featuring the iconic vampire.

Happy Birthday Abraham “Bram” Stoker! (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) 

Anglo-Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

From our stacks: ‘Bram Stoker 1906′ from Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving by Bram Stoker. Volume II. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906.

People cannot always talk sense if they talk much.
—  Abraham “Bram” Stoker (1847 - 1912), Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

I am passionate about the theater career of James McAvoy and here is the list of his roles updated! If you have more information or corrections, please tell me!


College’s drama productions at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (1997-1998) :
- Portia Coughlan - James as Fintan Goolan
- The Cherry Orchard
- Orestes in The Oresteian Trilogy - James as Orestes
- Measure For Measure - James as Claudio
- The Beaux Stratagem

Romeo & Juliet – Perth Theatre Compagny at the Royal Lyceum Theatre (Edinburgh 1997)- appaerence

West Side Story – Courtyard Theatre (Hereford 1998) director Jonathan Stone- James as Riff

Romeo & Juliet – Courtyard Theatre (Hereford 1998) director Jonathan Stone – James as Romeo

The Tempest – Brunton Theatre (Musselburgh 1999) director Mhari Gilbert– James as Ferdinand

Lovers – Royal Lyceum Theatre (Edimburgh 1999) by Brian Friel - director Kenny Ireland –James as Joe

Beauty and the Beast – Adam Smith Theatre (Kirkcaldy 1999) director Jonathan Stone – James as Bobby Buckfast

The Reel of the Hanged Man – Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh 2000)- by Jeanne-Mance Delisle – James as Gerald

Privates on Parade – Donmar warhouse Theatre (London 2001) – by Peter Nichols –director Michael Grandage – James as Steven Flowers

Out in the Open – Hampstead Theatre (London 2001) – by Jonathan Harvey –director Kathy Burke- James as Iggy

Breathings Corpses – Jerwood Theater Upstairs (London 2005) – by Laura Wade – director Anna Makmin – James as Ben

Three days of rain – Apollo Theatre (London 2009) – by Richard Greenberg – James as Walker /Ned

Macbeth – Trafalgar Studios Theatre (London 2013) – director Jamie Lloyd - James as MacBeth

The Rulling Class – Trafalgar Theatre (London 2014) - director Jamie Lloyd - James as the Earl of Gurney

The Children’s Monologues /The monologue of the coin jar– Royal Court Theatre (London 2015) – director Danny Boyle


Prominent theatres and concert halls in London

1. Barbican Centre

2. London Palladium

3. National Theatre

4. Theatre Royal, Drury Land

5. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

6. Royal Albert Hall

7. Queen’s Theatre

8. London Palladium

9. Royal Court Theatre

10. New London Theatre

Not pictured: Globe Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Apollo Victoria Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, Adelphi Theatre, Savoy Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Palace Theatre, The Old Vic, Victoria Palace Theatre, Duke of York’s Theatre, Garrick Theatre, Prince of Wales Theatre, Prince Edward Theatre, Gielgud Theatre, Novello Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Haymarket Theatre, Playhouse Theatre, Harold Pinter Theatre, Piccadilly Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Duchess Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Dominion Theatre


“Oh Hello and Oh Goodbye” starring Gil, George and Jewish motorcycle bad boy Adam Pally. (at Lyceum Theatre (Broadway))

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Uh oh. Time to load the tuna. #2much2na @ohhelloshow (at Lyceum Theatre (Broadway))

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