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A Selection of Non-Fiction Articles

by Bram Stoker 

Bram Stoker’s Non-Fiction Essays and Articles, Published 1872 - 1911

“The American Audience” (published with Henry Irving’s byline, but today generally credited to Bram Stoker), The Fortnightly Review, New Series, Chapman & Hall, Ltd, London, 1 February 1885 (Full Article Linked)

The Necessity for Political Honesty, presented by Bram Stoker to University of Dublin, College Historical Society,

November 13, 1872 and published by James Charles & Son, Dublin, 1872

An account of the “University Night” performance of Hamlet given by Henry Irving at the Theatre Royal, Dublin, on 11 Dec 1876. Written by Bram Stoker for The Dublin Mail, c. 12 December, 1876, and reprinted in Bram Stoker’s Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving, Volume 1, William Heinemann, London, 1906

“Address to Henry Irving, Esq.”, written by Bram Stoker and presented by the Graduates and Undergraduates of Trinity College, Dublin. Presented either 9 or 11 December 1876, read by Mr. Edward Gibson and printed in Henry Irving: A Biographical Sketch, by Austin Brereton, Scribner and Welford, New York, 1884;  London: David Bogue, London, 1883

“A Glimpse of America: A Lecture given at the London Institution, 28 December 1885”, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, London, 1886

“Actor-Managers”, The Nineteenth Century: A Monthly Review, June 1890. Published as part one of a three part series, with part two by Henry Irving and part three by Charles Wyndham

“Dramatic Criticism”, North American Review, March 1894

“The Art of Ellen Terry”, The Playgoer, October 1901

“Sir Henry Irving: An Appreciation by Bram Stoker, His Longtime Friend”, The Manchester Guardian, 28 October 1904

“Introductions” to each of the ten novels included in The Works of Hall Caine, William Heinemann, London, 1905

“Fifty Years on the Stage. An Appreciation of Miss Ellen Terry by Bram Stoker”, The Graphic, London, 28 April 1906

“Irving’s Fight for Fame”, Success Magazine, New York, February 1906

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“Sir Henry Irving’s Audiences”, was presented by Bram Stoker at the Westbourne Park Institute, London, on 2 October 1906. Afterward, some versions or excerpts of the speech were published in numerous newspapers in the UK, US & New Zealand.

“The Great White Fair in Dublin: How there has arisen on the site of the old Donnybrook Fair a great Exhibition as typical of the New Ireland as the former festival was of the Ireland of the Past”, The World’s Work “Special Irish Edition”, William Heinemann, London, May 1907 

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“The World’s Greatest Ship-Building Yard. Impressions of a Visit to Messrs. Harland and Wolffs Ship-Building Yards at Belfast”, The World’s Work “Special Irish Edition”, William Heinemann, London, May 1907

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“The Question of a National Theatre”, The Nineteenth Century and After: A Monthly Review, Leonard Scott Publications Co., New York, May 1908

“The Censorship of Fiction”, The Nineteenth Century and After, Leonard Scott Publications Co., New York, September 1908

“Americans as Actors”, Fortnightly Review, Chapman and Hall, Limited, London, and Leonard Scott Publications Company, New York, 1 February 1909

“Dead-Heads”, presented to London’s Playgoers Club by Bram Stoker, then published in Fortnightly Review, Chapman and Hall, Limited, London, and Leonard Scott Publications Company, New York, 1 October 1909

“The American ‘Tramp’ Question and the Old English Vagrancy Laws”, North American Review, Boston, 1909

“The Censorship of Stage Plays”, The Nineteenth Century and After, Leonard Scott Publications Co., New York, December 1909

 “Irving and Stage Lighting”, The Nineteenth Century and After, Leonard Scott Publications Co., New York, May 1911

INTERVIEWS

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Conversations with Bram Stoker

“Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Tells of His Career and Work, His Sentiments Towards America, and His Approaching Marriage”, The New York World, New York City, 28 July 1907; and as “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Tells of His Work & Career”, The Daily Chronicle, London, 14 February 1908

“The Tendency of the Modern Stage. A Talk With Sir W.S. Gilbert on Things Theatrical”, The New York World, New York City, 1907; and The Daily Chronicle, London, 2 January 1908

“Mr. Winston Churchill talks of his Hopes, His Work, and His Ideals to Bram Stoker”, The New York World, New York City, 5 October 1907; and The Daily Chronicle, London, 15 January 1908 (Read interview with Churchill)

“How Mr. Pinero Writes Plays, Told in an Interview by Bram Stoker”, The Daily Chronicle, London, 15 Feb 1908

“Mr. De Morgan’s Habits of Work. The Career of a Man Who Began to Write After He Was Sixty-Four Years Old”, The World’s Work (United States Edition) Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, June 1908; and “The Work of William De Morgan: An Artist, Manufacturer, and Inventor Who Began Writing Novels at the Age of Sixty-Four”, The World’s Work: An Illustrated Magazine of National Efficiency and Social Progress, William Heinemann, London. July 1908