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Calendar, Night&Day Hero, Recycled

Hero, Recycled

The subtitle of Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein is The Modern Prometheus. Victor Frankenstein mirrored Prometheus by upsetting the natural order of things: He reanimated a bolted-together collection of body parts to show that death was something we could avoid. His…
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Culture, Stage Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

Reviewers of plays adapted from other art forms invariably devote an alarming number of column inches to worrying about the extent to which the production in question is faithful to the original. When it comes to adaptations of Mary Shelley's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fiends Forever

Fiends Forever

Few things last for almost 200 years. Corpses rot, buildings crumble, governments fall. But a horror novel published in 1818 by a 21-year-old Mary Shelley remains so relevant that its themes have been reworked repeatedly in books and movies. Now…
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