How the story of Franken­stein was born

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

FRINGE World ar­rives in the Hills this week­end with a new play about the- story- be­hind- the- story of Franken­stein and its creator.

The Fringe World de­but Not All A Dream ex­plores how an 18- year- old woman cre­ated one of the most recog­nis­able and hor­ri­fy­ing fig­ures in western cul­ture more than 200 years ago.

The story opens in June 1816 with the ro­man­tic poet Percy Shel­ley and his teenage lover Mary God­win vis­it­ing Lake Geneva while on hol­i­day in Switzer­land.

They are joined by the in­fa­mous Lord By­ron dur­ing his self- im­posed ex­ile and when the weather dis­ap­points, they en­ter­tain them­selves in­doors with a game to see who will write the scari­est story.

Brush­stroke Pro­duc­tions recre­ates the lake­side story in their pro­duc­tion at Lake Ne­nia in Mun­dar­ing over two week­ends in Fe­bru­ary.

Tick­ets avail­able from fringe­world. com. au.

Not All A Dream at Lake Ne­nia, Mun­dar­ing on Fe­bru­ary 10, 11, 17, 18.

Lord By­ron ( Thomas Owen) taunts Mary Shel­ley ( Grace Chap­ple) about her abil­ity as a writer.

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