The vilification of Islam has reached such heights that when the Muslim Sultan Mehmet II is cast opposite history’s bloodiest psycho-tyrant, it’s Dracula who emerges as the tragic hero.
Recipe for traditional Gothic literature: take one part decay of surroundings, society and add a heaping dose of repression. Next? A few dashes of melodrama, a sprinkling or, in some instances, a whole cup of romance, and one fall from grace. Shake well, top with a floater of eeeevil, and imbibe on a Scottish moor.
We think we know all about Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, with his pipes, dressing-gown and cocaine – but do we really, asks Sam Leith
When the French Revolution heated up, the politically active Liedekerke-Beaufort family were forced to abandon their castle in the Walloon region of southern Belgium.
After a few decades of lying low on a nearby farm, the Liedekerke-Beauforts were ready for a new chateau. In 1866 they turned to English architect Edward Milner, whose Gothic design came to life in the form of Miranda Castle.
Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Gary Shore, the stars and director of DRACULA UNTOLD, attended an exclusive preview of the British Library’s Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition.
via Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Gary Shore attended an exclusive preview of the British Library’s Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition ahead of the release of Dracula Untold (23.09.2014).