March 18th, 2011


Why can I not be who I am? Why does humanity detest me?

Even after revisiting the novel and reading Nick Dear's play, I was unprepared for the impact of seeing National Theatre Live's Frankenstein.

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Parting miscellany:
* There's a terrific gallery of more than 90 pictures of the play here.
* I bought the soundtrack. It's brilliant.

Victor: But this is remarkable! You are educated! And you have memory!
The Creature: Yes, I use it to remember being hunted like a rat, running from human places, finding refuge in the woods. I use it to remember being beaten and whipped. And I was good, I wanted to be good!

- Nick Dear's Frankenstein, based on a novel by Mary Shelley