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* BreakingAndBloodletting: Dracula enters Lucy's bedroom after it gets de-garliced by the maid under Dracula's influence.

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* BreakingAndBloodletting: BreakingAndBloodsucking: Dracula enters Lucy's bedroom after it gets de-garliced by the maid under Dracula's influence.

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* BreakingAndBloodletting: Dracula enters Lucy's bedroom after it gets de-garliced by the maid under Dracula's influence.

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Hamilton Deane's stage adaptation of ''Dracula'' was the first authorized adaptation of [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's novel]]. It was first performed in England in 1924. The script was significantly revised by John L. Balderston before the play opened on Broadway in 1927, and the revised version has been the basis for most subsequent productions of the play.

The 1927 Broadway production starred Creator/BelaLugosi as Dracula and Edward Van Sloan as Professor Van Helsing. It was a major influence on the [[Film/Dracula1931 1931 film version]], in which Lugosi and Van Sloan reprised their roles. Many ClassicalMovieVampire tropes codified by the 1931 film originated in the play (the black cape with the HighCollarOfDoom, for instance, was designed as part of a disappearing effect).

The 1977 Broadway revival starring Creator/FrankLangella was the basis of the [[Film/Dracula1979 1979 film version]].
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!!This play contains examples of:

* AdaptationNameChange: The play's Mina Weston is the equivalent of the novel's Lucy Westenra, while the play's Lucy Seward is the equivalent of the novel's Mina Murray.
* AdaptedOut:
** In the revised version Lucy's entire subplot in the novel is cut, except for her being killed by Dracula, revived as a vampire, and killed again by Van Helsing, all of which happens off-stage and is related second-hand, so Lucy/Mina never appears in person. Two of her suitors, Quincey and Arthur, are dropped entirely, while Dr Seward becomes Mina/Lucy's father instead.
** Many of the novel's minor characters are left out entirely.
* ClassicalMovieVampire
* CompressedAdaptation: The action of the play begins after Dracula has already arrived in England, killed Lucy (Mina in the play) and turned his attentions to Mina (Lucy in the play). The final confrontation occurs in his house in England, dropping the final section of the novel in which Dracula escapes back to Transylvania.
* CrosscastRole: In the original 1924 production, Quincey Morris was played by a female actor.
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