In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Leslie S. Klinger

Date / Time

  • October 17, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Two centuries after its original publication, Mary Shelley’s classic tale of gothic horror comes to vivid life in “what may very well be the best presentation of the novel” to date (Guillermo del Toro). Leslie S. Klinger discusses The New Annotated Frankenstein, a 2017 edition of the novel with commentary and illustrations.

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Travis Lau

Date / Time

  • November 16, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How do we begin to historicize blood as a fluid material and as a symbol that has the potential to bear a “social life” beyond the body? This talk considers Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) as a case study for how Victorian fiction (re)imagined the significance of blood in relation to Victorian debates about blood purity, blood transfusions, and contagion.

Mary Shelley, performed by Jennifer Summerfield [SOLD OUT]

Date / Time

  • January 17, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On the final day of Mary Shelley’s life, she elicits her daughter in law’s help to preserve her memory and legacy… and discovers that there may be more than one way to tell the truth. Mary Shelley is a solo performance created by actor Jennifer Summerfield.

Stoker’s Dracula, performed by Going Dark Theatre

Date / Time

  • October 19, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dracula is a 70-minute solo adaptation of Bram Stoker’s tale of terror, using only Stoker’s original text of diary entries, letters, and newspaper articles. This show has received rave reviews and returns to the Rosenbach, home of Bram Stoker’s original notes for Dracula. About the performer Josh Hitchens is the Artistic Director of Going Dark Theatre. Their (more…)

Mary Shelley’s Indestructible Heart

As the opening date for Frankenstein & Dracula approaches, we’ve been revisiting some of the strange (and occasionally salacious) stories from the lives of the Romantic authors whose dark and imaginative stories inspired two of history’s greatest monsters. A favorite among our staff is the grim tale of Percy Shelley’s heart. When he was just …

Hands-On Tour: Dracula

Date / Time

  • November 10, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes (character and chapter outlines, chronologies, and more!) for Dracula as Rosenbach staff explore what it takes to create an enduring monster.

Hands-On Tour: Dracula [SOLD OUT]

Date / Time

  • October 13, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes (character and chapter outlines, chronologies, and more!) for Dracula as Rosenbach staff explore what it takes to create an enduring monster.