Tag Archives: Frankenstein

January 01

2014 in Theatre. The best plays I saw last year.

I keep telling people we’re in an exciting time for Australian Theatre here in Sydney, and for the most part I’m met with incredulity, and a gentle smile at my enthusiasm for which everyone is generally grateful, even if a little dubious. For a theatre critic who deliberately doesn’t see everything, and preferences marginal, indie […]

March 13

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein – Genesian Theatre electrifies the brilliant novel. (Theatre review)

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein Genesian Theatre 7 March – 12 April. Tickets available here. Photograph credits to Mark Banks There has been much talk of Frankenstein lately. A new screen production, and the Ensemble theatre bringing its stage play version to life in 2013. Now, timed perfectly to offer an intelligent alternative to the latest film […]

February 25

I, Frankenstein – A new kind of disaster movie. (Film Review)

If it has ever seemed improbable that a twenty-one year old female could have conceived the idea of one of the greatest horror monsters in human history, that is because a crucial piece of information has been missing from all the previous adaptations of Mary Shelly’s book. That crucial detail? Frankenstein was HOT. You didn’t […]

November 20

Is Genre Fiction Art? Pt 3: Genre as morality and defender of truth.

This post has multiple parts.  For part one, please go here. Before I launch into my defence of the strange suggestion that genre fiction is the defender of truth and morality and therefore the very opposite of what art is meant to be, let me make a quick statement. By genre fiction, I mean fiction […]