Play Reading – Frankenstein – 2 November

Graham Andrews will lead us in reading
Philip Pullman’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s
2 November 2016
We will meet Chez Barbara:  rue Louis Hymans 20, Ixelles 1050
Graham writes:
Frankenstein is now generally seen as the first science-fiction novel ever written. There is nothing supernatural about how Doctor – not Baron! – Frankenstein creates life from ‘galvanizing’ recently dead bodies. In the early 19th century, electricity was at the cutting edge of scientific research. The so-called ‘Monster’ has often been confused with Frankenstein himself, who – it could be argued – is much more monstrous than his remarkably civilized creation. Peter Cushing played it that way in T he Curse of Frankstein and its many sequels, made by Hammer Films. Christopher Lee was Hammer’s original patchwork man, and he brought a great sensitivity to the sadly under-written role. 
Normal rules apply!

If you intend to come please register via Doodle by clicking here:

Or ring Mary on 02 345 8583.

For those of you who are new to the play reading group, we meet at 7.45pm aiming to start reading at 8.  We have drinks and nibbles, and a small contribution in the form of a bottle or something to eat is always welcome!

Although Mary and Barbara are still very much our guiding lights, Mary is no longer ringing around to remind people. However, every month Janet emails a reminder to people who have attended in the past and wish to be on the mailing list for these reminders. If you would like to be added to the ECC Play Reading Email List, please email Janet at

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