April 8

Tonight is Walpurgis Night

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Tonight is Walpurgis Night, a time of bonfires and when the creatures of the night revel with the devil. An important point of note, for Bram Stoker fans is that this night was the backdrop for Goethe’s famous play – Faust. In which Henry Irving, who played the devilish Mephistopheles gained great fame for. It was said that this depiction of Irving’s helped his manager, Bram Stoker, in the gestation process for one of his Gothic masterpieces, Dracula.


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