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[Perspectives] A modern Prometheus

In 1823, a mere 5 years after Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus was first published, a successful play was adapted for the London stage. Since then this gothic masterpiece has been reimagined in an opera, cartoons, novels, and, of course, many films. And now the first full length ballet has come to life at London’s Royal Opera House. Choreographer Liam Scarlett presents his Frankenstein as a domestic drama. Victor Frankenstein (Tristan Dyer), his adopted sister and fiancée, Elizabeth (Sarah Lamb), and their life at the family’s gothic mansion in Geneva are the focal point of the action; only the fateful experiment occurs in Ingolstadt.