Posted on

The Hermitage Museum : Adapted from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mina

308884428 783868822908095 346256434186678032 n

the styaff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, adapted from Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Richard Width and directed by Karen Eterovich, this vampire Halloween solo play tells Dracula’s story from Mina’s point of view. Suitable for children 12 and up. For tickets visit our website at www/ or at

Mina, the fiancée of Jonathan Harker and best friend of Dracula’s first victim, Lucy, is the most complex character in the novel. She is essentially a never-ending contradiction. While she exemplifies the Victorian woman, she is equal in intelligence and bravery to her male counterparts. She is depicted as a mother-like figure but she is also depicted as a child. Though she is clearly a woman and described as feminine and submissive, her intelligence is equated to that of a man’s brain. But first and foremost, Mina, though pure and innocent, also maintains an evil, demonic quality for some of the novel.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *