Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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Coriolanus, Sherlock Holmes, and Dracula, Oh My!

I finally saw National Theatre Live's broadcast of Coriolanus. Fantastic! Incredible staging, terrific performances by everyone (Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss included), and Deborah Findlay absolutely made the show. I just recently used Coriolanus in teaching The Hunger Games (there's good reason why President Snow's first name is Coriolanus!), and it was a delight finally to see this new and justly acclaimed adaptation.

A couple of items of possible interest:

* From Heritage Daily: "‘A Study in Sherlock’ – The Case of a Revolutionary Detective."

* From Metro: "Sherlock Holmes Swaps Baker Street for the South Coast for New Museum."

We've recently covered Lord Ruthven, Varney, and Carmilla in my Gothic Tradition class (we're on a vampyre/vampire roll), and now it's time for Dracula. To celebrate, I'm reading Stephen Seitz's very canon-conscious Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula, which I'm enjoying immensely.

And yet, unless my senses deceive me, the old centuries had, and have, powers of their own which mere ‘modernity’ cannot kill.
- Bram Stoker, Dracula
Tags: arthur conan doyle, gothic, hunger games, sherlock

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