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'Frankenstein Abridged' by Richard Brinsley Peake ab. Dwayne Lawler - additional information.

'Frankenstein Abridged' by Richard Brinsley Peake ab. Dwayne Lawler
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Period and Geography
Location: Central Europe. Time Period: 19th Century
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 9
Setting: Living Room, Bedroom, Garden, Forest, A Room and 'Other Location'
Set Requirements: Furniture Only
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
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In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
One-act melodrama. Multiple scenes, but mainly indicative settings.
'Presumption, or, The Fate of Frankenstein' by Richard Brinsley Peake was the first adaptation for the stage of Mary Shelley's pioneering novel. Dwayne Lawler's abridgement has reduced it from 5 acts to 1 and cut the characters from more than 15 to a total of 9.
Peake's adaptation tweaked the novel's plot (not least to reduce locations), nevertheless, the core plot of Frankenstein is here and cutting it down hasn't removed the impact or significantly dampened the themes.


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