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Frankenstein - A 1938, George Edwards production in a 13-part, 3-hour series for radio.

On August 3, 1931, Alonzo Dean Cole adapted the novel as a 30-minute episode of his program The Witch's Tale. It was redone on March 7, 1932 and July 17, 1935. In 1938, George Edwards produced a 13-part, 3-hour series for radio. It follows the structure and spirit of the novel closely. Two other versions were made in both 1944 and 1955. In 1945 it was adapted as a 30-minute drama on the syndicated program The Weird Circle. In 1946 it was adapted as a 30-minute drama on the program Favorite Story. Another 30-minute drama version was used on Suspense on November 3, 1952 starring Herbert Marshall and was used again on June 7, 1955 starring Stacy Harris. In 1994, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a two-part adaptation written by Nick Stafford and directed by Claire Grove, with Michael Maloney as Frankenstein and John Wood as The Creature. In 1999, the Radio Tales drama series presented an adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel for National Public Radio. In 2012, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a two-part adaptation as part of their Gothic Imagination series written by Lucy Catherine and directed by Marc Beeby, with Jamie Parker as Frankenstein, Shaun Dooley as The Monster and Susie Riddell as Elizabeth. In 2014, Big Finish Productions released an audio version by Jonathan Barnes directed by Scott Handcock[19] starring Arthur Darvill as Victor Frankenstein, Nicholas Briggs as Waldman/The Creature, Geoffrey Beevers as Alphonse Frankenstein/DeLacey, Georgia Moffett as Elizabeth and Terry Molloy. [wikipedia]

 

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