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Bela Lugosi: There Are Such Things,
by Steven McNicoll and Mark McDonnell
This absolutely superb radio drama examines the life and career of cinema's great horror actor, Bela Lugosi, set in the Classic Universal Pictures' Horror era of the 1930s and 1940s.
Written and performed by Steven McNicoll and Mark McDonnell, the play's focus is on Lugosi's well documented struggle to escape from the role that had typecast him. Once hailed as the 'new king of horror', but later eclipsed by Boris Karloff, tragic Lugosi suffers insecurity, ill-health, addiction and the indignity of a failing career, relentlessly haunted by the perverse entity of Dracula at his shoulder...
The play went on to receive The Hamilton Dean award for best dramatic presentation from the Dracula Society in 2002. It is clear that for McNicoll and McDonnell, this is a work made with real love for the subject. For fans of Lugosi and the genre, the play is an unmissable gem.
First broadcast: BBC Radio 4 on 16 November 2001
No of files: 1
Bit Rate 224Kbps,
Audio Sample Rate 44khz
Size: 91.7 MB
Category: Radio/Audio Drama
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