August 27, 2007

Frankenstein News


On August 4, 2007, Joined at the Heart, a new adaptation of Frankenstein, became the first ever musical streamed live, online, in Second Life. You can read about the planning in the Cambridge Evening News and The Stage News. The event prompted The Guardian’s Mark Fisher to ask, “Will virtual plays kill real theater?”.

The Creature is played by James Stuart. The photograph, by Mark Easterfield, is from the Sawston Players' website. You can read more about the play itself, its creators, cast and crew, and hear music samples on Joined at the Heart's MySpace page.


Simpson’s creator Matt Groening told The New York Times Magazine that Marge’s towering beehive was inspired in equal parts by his own mother’s hairdo and… The Bride of Frankenstein. We knew it all along, didn’t we?



James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) was dropped from the American Film Institute's list of 100 Greatest American Movies. The film had formerly been ranked Number 87.

Er... No comment.

No comments: