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06.06.2016

Review: Frankenstein, at the Royal Opera House, London

by Anna Mercer I bought tickets for Frankenstein at the Royal Opera House quite late; I was unsure of the concept when the first advertisements went out. The National Theatre’s production of Frankenstein in 2011 had disappointed me in its overbearing narrative of creature-as-child (something which obviously originates from Shelley’s novel, but which she presents […]

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15.02.2015

The literary collaboration of Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley

By Anna Mercer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is frequently presented as a crucial figure in terms of her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley’s biography, and his influence on her work is repeatedly acknowledged. However, the allusions to Mary in Percy’s poems indicate that she also had an impact on his work at the time of writing. Mary’s […]

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