Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Adapted by Kate McAll, Read by Full Cast
The Haunting Classic Adapted for the Stage
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Perfect Halloween listening, guaranteed to give you chills. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten share their thoughts on a classic adapted for the stage—Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It’s a riveting adaptation of a story within a story, as told by Mary Shelley, that is startlingly different from more familiar movie adaptations. Stacy Keach’s deep voice is perfect for the monster, who is self-educated and sophisticated, but still a creature of Dr. Frankenstein. Seamus Dever’s placid tones recall Captain Walton’s rescue of the doctor in the arctic, while smooth-voiced Adhir Kalyan becomes Frankenstein himself, mad scientist and giver of life.
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