Frankenstein on film

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In 1823, five years af­ter the novel’s pub­li­ca­tion and a year af­ter Shel­ley’s death, Frankenstein was trans­formed into a play called Pre­sump­tion; or, the Fate of Frankenstein. Its suc­cess prompted other stage adap­ta­tions and, by the time the crea­ture made its screen de­but in 1910, Frankenstein was al­ready a house­hold name across Europe and Amer­ica. How­ever, it was Hol­ly­wood’s em­brace of the tale that made it into the cul­tural phe­nom­e­non it is to­day.

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