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    DescriptionSlowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. "Frankenstein", based on the novel by Mary Shelley, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011.


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    Title
    Frankenstein, Based on the Novel by Mary Shelley
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Dear
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571277216
    ISBN 10: 0571277217
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC22: 822.914
    Libri: ENGL3090, ENGM1060
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    BISAC V2.8: DRA000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UKG
    LC classification: PR6054.E235 F73 2011
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Plays
    Publication date
    01 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nick Dear's plays include Lunch in Venice (NT Connections, 2005); Power (NT, 2003); The Villains' Opera (NT, 2000); Zenobia (RSC, 1995); In the Ruins (Bristol Old Vic, 1990); Food of Love (Theatre de Complicite, Almeida, 1988); The Art of Success (RSC, 1986); Pure Science (RSC, 1986); and Temptation (RSC, 1984). He also collaborated with Peter Brook on the development of Qui est la? (Bouffes du Nord, 1996). His adaptations include The Promise (after Arbuzov, Tricycle, 2002); Summerfolk (after Gorky, NT, 1999); Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (after Moliere, NT, 1992); The Last Days of Don Juan (after Tirso de Molina, RSC ,1990); and A Family Affair (after Ostrovsky, Cheek by Jowl, 1988). His screenplays include Persuasion, The Turn of the Screw, Cinderella, The Gambler, Byron, Eroica and Agatha Christie's Poirot. Opera libretti include The Palace in the Sky (ENO / Hackney Empire, 2001); and Siren Song (Almeida Opera Festival, 1994). He has also written extensively for BBC Radio, beginning with his first play, Matter Permitted (1980).