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[Perspectives] Promethean ambitions

Victor Frankenstein—a student at the Royal College of Physicians, and a master natural philosopher—pores over Leonardo-esque anatomy drawings in the chiaroscuro of his laboratory. His shadowy researches into the restoration and creation of life are illuminated by lightning flashes of inspiration and accompanied by hysterical, megalomaniac laughter—in which the audience is invited to join, for if this is horror, it’s of the rocky horror variety.