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Frankenstein (Plays for Performance)
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. Amate ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 18th 2004 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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This was an engaging and fascinating examination of Mary Shelley's relationship to the text and characters she created. By placing both Frankenstein and Shelley as protagonist/narrator of the story, this play illuminated the symbiotic relationship between writer and character (in much the same way that the story of Frankenstein examines similar paradoxes including: master/slave, birth/death, creator/creature, etc). ...more
A book that came to me very late in life but one that I read over and over again. Not merely a monster story but a tale of humanity and compassion. It has the power to enlighten our vision of each person known or unknown, making one stop to embrace our differences and similarities with a profound sense of being. What is it that we all, as humans, want in life? Love, fulfillment, acceptance? Are we not all entitled to these no matter who we are? A fabulous book.