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Frankenstein
     

Frankenstein

by Dorothy Louise (Adapted by), Mary Shelley (Based On Work by)
 

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Dorothy Louise's remarkable new adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic story rescues it from simplistic notions of horror and fear. She remains faithful to Shelley's intention to show how the Creature of Victor Frankenstein gradually grows into malignity because of the continual rejection he experiences and the refusal of his creator to respond to his very human

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Dorothy Louise's remarkable new adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic story rescues it from simplistic notions of horror and fear. She remains faithful to Shelley's intention to show how the Creature of Victor Frankenstein gradually grows into malignity because of the continual rejection he experiences and the refusal of his creator to respond to his very human needs. Amateur and professional companies will find this to be the most successful Frankenstein ever adapted for the stage.

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Library Bookwatch
Frankenstein's new look tailors a play for performance and provides a strong plot suitable for contemporary drama.
Stage Directions
Louise's new adaptation…is faithful to Shelley's central point…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566635530
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
04/25/2004
Series:
Plays for Performance Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.33(d)

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Louise's new adaptation...is faithful to Shelley's central point...

Meet the Author

Dorothy Louise has also adapted Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters in the Plays for Performance series. She teaches theatre at Franklin & Marshall College and has been a fellow of the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.

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