Mary Shelley

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror – reviews roundup
Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson; The Cabinet by Un-su Kim; Femlandia by Christina Dalcher; When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow; The Workshop of Filthy Creation by Richard Gadz

Lisa Tuttle

08, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Creature review – Akram Khan’s anticlimactic apocalypse
Starring the superb Jeffrey Cirio, Khan’s third work for ENB is full of urgent ideas. But you can’t tell what they are without reading the programme

Lyndsey Winship

24, Sep, 2021 @2:22 PM

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First edition of Frankenstein sells for record breaking $1.17m
An ‘exceptionally rare’ first edition of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic has broken the world auction record for a printed work by a woman

Alison Flood

20, Sep, 2021 @4:06 PM

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The best books about the post-human Earth
From Mary Shelley’s sole survivor to David Farrier’s survey of the traces we leave behind … author Cal Flyn on the most potent predictions

Cal Flyn

16, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From Mary Shelley to Carmen Maria Machado, women have profoundly shaped horror | Danielle Binks
The genre gives us a collective frame of reference for our fears, so it’s no wonder women have created some of our most unsettling works of literature

Danielle Binks

12, Aug, 2021 @1:18 AM

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House of horror: Bath opens the world’s first museum dedicated to Mary Shelley
This week the city finally embraced its gothic past – in honour of one of its most famous residents. And with it, a host of dark secrets

Lorna Parkes

23, Jul, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The 20 best Frankenstein films – ranked!
With Emma Stone lined up to play a female version of the monster in Poor Things, we rate a century’s worth of cinema inspired by Shelley’s novel

Anne Billson

11, Feb, 2021 @12:02 PM

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A Nightmare Wakes review – Mary Shelley battles her inner monsters
Pitched somewhere between horror and historical drama, this film probes the personal trauma that may have shaped Shelley’s invention of Frankenstein

Peter Bradshaw

02, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Top 10 books about the grand tour | Neil Blackmore
Adding finish to young aristocrats’ education in centuries past, and recorded by Goethe, Sterne and others, these alluring journeys had a very dark side

Neil Blackmore

12, Aug, 2020 @12:13 PM

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Forgotten plays: No 4 – Bloody Poetry (1984) by Howard Brenton
This magnificently honest play about the Shelleys and Byron’s summer of sexual experimentation raises difficult questions about the cost of utopian aspirations

Michael Billington

22, Jun, 2020 @8:03 AM

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The National Theatre's Frankenstein: 'It was blinding – you felt the heat'
As Danny Boyle’s production is streamed online, its set designer Mark Tildesley recalls putting thousands of bulbs and an ancient bell to shocking effect

Interview by Chris Wiegand

28, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 books about loneliness | Fay Bound Alberti
At what can be one of the loneliest times of year, a historian of emotionpicks the best books about a modern malady

Fay Bound Alberti

25, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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