Monthly Archives: April 2018

1823 – Richard Brinsley Peake’s Presumption

Out of the thousands of adaptations of Frankenstein that have been made over the years, there is only one that we have a record of Mary Shelley actually seeing: Richard Brinsley Peake’s Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein.

Jeffrey N. Cox (editor), Seven Gothic Dramas 1789-1825 (Ohio University Press):
Harold J. Nichols, “The Acting of Thomas Potter Cooke”:
Romantic Circles. “Novel into Drama and onto Stage”:

This episode features the voices of Steven Nelson and Mary Shelly as well as a very special appearance by Samuel Asimov Matzke.

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