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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)
Frankenstein - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays


Read the Play (minus the ending)

A Full-length Drama Freely Adapted from the Novel by Mary Shelley

3W / 4M

Playing Time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes

As reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, this award-winning adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Shelley “wisely concentrates on the philosophical and psychological questions that made the original novel so fascinating.” Set in 1815 at Victor Frankenstein’s home in Switzerland, and at the North Pole, Frankenstein focuses on the relationship between Victor, the creator of a new life, and the Creature for whom he is responsible; a lost being without identity and companionship. If Boris Karloff is all you know about “Frankenstein” this play will provide many surprises. Instead of depending solely on grotesque appearance and mime to shock, this Creature is a well-spoken freak and his intelligence only adds to the awesome dread of the story. Bicknell’s adaptation is carefully crafted and, although it makes full use of terror, it emphasizes what evil comes from tampering with the laws of God. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees