A one act play in 5 scenes and based on a true story: When Elizabeth Bathory discovers that the blood of maidens will keep her young, she sets off on a bloody killing spree that lasts for years and results in the deaths of hundreds. When she is finally caught, she is walled up in her own castle. There, ever young and beautiful, she is denied the love and adoration she so craves. Then a young priest, looking for fame and advancement, comes to save her. Will her need for his flesh be stronger than his need for her soul?
Elizabeth Bathory is widely considered to be one of the inspirations for Bram Stoker’s DRACULA. | Contact the author regarding performance agreements…
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“Presented as a play in dramatic verse, ELIZABETH BATHORY is a smart rendition of the true-life medieval countess who served as one of the influences for Bram Stoker’s DRACULA story. Highly recommended” ~ reviewed by Sparks Reviews [FIVE STARS]
“ELIZABETH BATHORY is a great rendition of an old true story. You will find love, beauty, death, powerful emotional struggle and search for salvation – a lot of drama in a short play. Highly recommend!” ~ reviewed by Khamid [FIVE STARS]
EDWARD EATON has studied and taught in the States, China, Israel, Oman, and France, and holds a PhD in Theatre History and Literature. With a background in play writing, he has worked as a theater director and fight choreographer, a newspaper columnist, and a theater critic. An avid SCUBA diver and skier, he resides in Boston with his wife Silviya and his son Christopher. Drama publications include: ELIZABETH BATHORY, GIANTS FALL (New England Book Festival 2015 Runner-Up for Poetry), HECTOR AND ACHILLES (New England Book Festival 2013 Best Poetry Winner), and ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE. Poetry publications include TOH’S SAGA. The award-winning Rosi’s Doors young adult series includes: ROSI’S CASTLE (Reader’s Favorite 2012 Silver Award for Best Young Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel; New England Book Festival 2013 Best Young Adult Novel), ROSI’S COMPANY, and ROSI’S TIME (2013 Beach Book Festival Best General Fiction Winner).