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Frankenstein : a play in two acts

Author: Tim J Kelly; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher: New York : S. French, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his chateau on the shores of Lake Geneva to escape some terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him. Not his mother, nor his fiancee Elizabeth, nor his best friend, Henry Clerval. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a "Creature"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Horror plays
Monster drama
Theatrical adaptations
Scripts (Documents)
Plays (Performed Works)
Drama
Named Person: Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim J Kelly; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN: 0573609179 9780573609176
OCLC Number: 1094446
Description: 68 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: dramatized by Tim Kelly ; from the classic by Mary Shelley.

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Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his chateau on the shores of Lake Geneva to escape some terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him. Not his mother, nor his fiancee Elizabeth, nor his best friend, Henry Clerval. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a "Creature" made from bits and pieces of the dead! The Creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness - one as wretched as the Creature itself. Against his better judgment, Victor agrees and soon the household is invaded by murder, despair and terror! The play opens on the wedding night of Victor and Elizabeth, the very time the Creature has sworn to kill the scientist for destroying its intended mate, and ends, weeks later, in a horrific climax of dramatic suspense! In between there is enough macabre humor to relieve the mounting tension. Perhaps the truest adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic yet. Simple to stage and a guaranteed audience pleaser. -- from page 3.

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