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The “West Side Story” Story — Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #114 Did it make sense for Steven Spielberg to remake one of our nation’s most beloved musicals (with music by Bernstein and Sondheim!), attempting to fix the parts that did not age well politically? Is the new version a modern classic or a doomed Frankenstein? Your host Mark Linsenmayer is joined by Broadway scholar, theater critic, and actor Ron Fassler; Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals co-ho...
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Liam Scarlett’s Death Did Not Happen The Way Everyone Presumed It Did

The British choreographer, aged 35, died in April, one day after the Royal Danish Ballet announced it was cancelling its staging of his Frankenstein over #MeToo allegations against him; similar accusations led to his firing from London’s Royal Ballet in 2020. The widespread assumption was that Scarlett committed suicide after the release of the news from Copenhagen; in fact, he had been admitted to a hospital, unconscious, four days earlier. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, People, Dance, Royal Ballet, Copenhagen, Frankenstein, Scarlett, Royal Danish Ballet, Liam Scarlett, 05.28.21

13 films everyone should watch and why—as voted by you

We asked Big Think's readers and staff for their recommendations on films everyone should watch.A collection of fiction and non-fiction works from around the world, these movies will entertain and expand your horizons.The films cover various topics, explore numerous themes, and shed light on several controversial historical events. Ever find yourself unsure of what movie to watch? Have you spent so much time looking at the options on a streaming service that you could have finished a film in the...
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‘Frankenstein’: An Oral History of a Monstrous Broadway Flop, Exactly 40 Years Ago

“When the curtain went up at the Palace Theater on Jan. 4, 1981, the expectations — and the stakes — were high. Frankenstein, an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, had cost a reported $2 million, at the time a record for a Broadway play. The screen legend John Carradine and a young Dianne Wiest were in the cast, and the unprecedented stage effects came courtesy of Bran Ferren, the wunderkind behind the mind-bending hallucinations in the film Altered States, released two weeks earlier.’ But the...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Dianne Wiest, John Carradine, 12.30.20

Mondo Releasing Four Universal Monsters Puzzles for Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon

It’s going to be a graveyard smash over at Mondo, who are releasing four Universal Monsters puzzles this December. The puzzles, which feature Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, are designed by beloved poster artist Francesco Francavilla, whose classic designs have been transformed into gorgeous 1,000-piece puzzles. Mondo is putting on a monster mash — a Universal Monster mash, that is. The pop culture apparel company is debuting four Universal Monsters p...
Tags: Art, Movies, Universal, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Frankenstein, Dracula, Black Lagoon, Bela, Lon Chaney Jr, Universal Monsters, The-Wolf-Man, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, Francesco Francavilla, Wolf Man Dracula, Francavilla

William Blake Illustrates Mary Wollstonecraft’s Work of Children’s Literature, Original Stories from Real Life (1791)

Most of us know Mary Wollstonecraft as the author of the 1792 pamphlet A Vindication of the Rights of Women, and as the mother of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. Fewer of us may know that two years before she published her foundational feminist text, she wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Men, a pro-French Revolution, anti-monarchy argument that first made her famous as a writer and philosopher. Perhaps far fewer know that Wollstonecraft began her career as a published author in 1787 with T...
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BWW Review: Stephanie Berry Plays Both Creature and Creator in FRANKENSTEIN

The first thing that happens in director Timothy Douglas' Classic Stage Company mounting of TristanBernays' adaptation of Mary Shelley's beloved gothic novel, Frankenstein, is that actormusician Rob Morrison, playing a one-member chorus, comes out on stage and tunes the three string instruments he'll use during the 90-minute production. [Author: Michael Dale]
Tags: Theatre, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Rob Morrison, Michael Dale, Stephanie Berry, Timothy Douglas Classic Stage Company

This Muhammad Ali exhibit shows his ‘Greatest’ achievements as boxer, civil rights activist and philanthropist

There’s a new exhibit at the Beverly Center that’s shining a light on the late boxing great Muhammad Ali’s legacy inside and outside the ring. Dubbed “Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time,” this ticketed exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 2 and runs through Jan. 20. It chronicles the evolution of the celebrated sports star born Cassius Clay from his days as The Louisville Lip to his fame as Ali. Presented by Muhammad Ali Enterprises, the exhibit features more than 100 artifacts, including rare photographs...
Tags: Art, Mexico, Sport, Visual Arts, Things To Do, Soccer, Theater, Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, Ali, Chinatown, Louisville, Frankenstein, Claremont, Marchese, Bart Simpson

After 200 Years, ‘Frankenstein’ Has Suffused The Culture

“While Frankenstein may have thwarted his creature’s desire to procreate, [Mary] Shelley’s novel has birthed a seemingly endless stream of adaptations and riffs … There have been camp Frankensteins, feminist Frankensteins, queer Frankensteins, and political Frankensteins of all stripes, which have taken the monster’s murderous revolt against its maker as allegory of everything from scientific overreach to capitalism to racism to war.”
Tags: Art, Issues, Frankenstein, SHELLEY, 10.25.18, Frankensteins

‘Book of Life’ director looks to U.S.-Mexico border, bootleg Bart Simpson for Chinatown art show inspiration

“The first time I bought an NWA tape on the border, I was so excited to get home and listen to it,” says Jorge R. Gutierrez. “But it was a bootleg. When I put the tape on, it was the soundtrack to ‘The Little Mermaid.’” You never know what you’re going to get with bootlegs. For Gutierrez, though, it was a ton of inspiration. The Burbank-based artist recently revealed his second collection of works based on bootleg pop culture products found around the U.S.-Mexico border. “Border Bang 2” opened a...
Tags: Art, Mexico, China, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mexico City, Jesus, Chinatown, Nickelodeon, Tijuana, Tupac Shakur, Nwa, Greg

Yes, that’s ‘Frankenstein’ hanging out with ‘Little Women’ in South Pasadena

Let’s be frank: Mary Shelley and Louisa May Alcott never saw this coming. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of “Frankenstein” and the 150th anniversary of “Little Women,” the South Pasadena Library is presenting the art exhibit, “Frankenstein Meets Little Women: A Monster Mash,” Oct. 20-31. It features a selection of work by 11 artists and illustrators inspired by the two novels. The pieces range from serious to funny, and many of them were created just for the show. There is a full slate of pr...
Tags: Art, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Bernardino, Knott, Louisa May Alcott, Frankenstein, Mike Bell, Mary Shelley, South Pasadena, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Tim Kirk, South Pasadena Library

7 most important horror movies: Double-feature edition

This scareful season, make sure to check these seven important horror movies off your to-do list.Already an aficionado of fear? The list offers a double-feature option to pair with each classic horror flick.With apologies to Hereditary, but I haven't seen it yet.It's October! That time of year when we are duty bound to indulge in horror movies till we can't sleep with the closet door ajar. If you're looking to indulge your horror habit, we've collected seven of the most important horror movies t...
Tags: Art, Halloween, Science Fiction, Death, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Entertainment, Film, Evil, Roger Ebert, Innovation, Storytelling, Antarctica, Fear, Stanley Kubrick, Catholic

AI – The Monster In The Closet?

Thematically, not much has changed since 1818, when the 20-year-old Shelley’s first novel went to print. As with Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, apocalyptic media concerning AI relies for its big scare on the domestic conventions of gothic literature. The robots will rise up to destroy the world and your precious privacy at home. Cue Alexa, the Amazonian robot who knows every matter of your personal taste. She orchestrates with music the organisation of your family life according to you...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Alexa, Frankenstein, SHELLEY, 10.03.18

New artists added to Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art Exhibition

The Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art Exhibition is now open in Kirkby Gallery. Following the launch in Liverpool Central Library earlier this year, The Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art Exhibition: Frankenstein will be exhibited in Kirkby Gallery until 26 January 2019. In addition to the work from Liverpool, there are additional artists and exciting new work specially commissioned for […] The post New artists added to Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art Exhibition appeared first on
Tags: Art, News, Liverpool, Frankenstein, Kirkby, Liverpool Central Library, Kirkby Gallery

Cool Stuff: Support Jeff Victor’s Illustrated Evolution of Pop Culture from 1900-2018

Pop culture artist Jeff Victor knows how to take our favorite characters from film and television and turn them into adorable illustrations. Previously, he collected a bunch of his artwork in a book called Adorkable. Now he’s delivering a more ambitious undertaking by bringing his signature artistic style to the evolution of pop culture in film, television and more, stretching all the way back to the year 1900 and running up all the way through 2018. Behold, the Jeff Victor Ultimate Pop Culture...
Tags: Art, Movies, America, Kickstarter, Bob, Cool Stuff, Victor, Dennis, Morty, Rick, Frankenstein, Jackie Gleason, Jeff Victor, The Ultimate Pop Culture Evolution, Black Panther Television

Mel Brooks Is 92, And Seems Just The Same As He Ever Has Been

Is there anything he can’t do? “Brooks and the director Susan Stroman mounted a musical version of [Young Frankenstein], a show that Brooks now calls ‘lugubrious.’ It was only moderately successful, so he cut about 40 minutes, bringing the entire evening (with intermission) down to about two hours, and that version has been playing at the Garrick Theatre in London since last September. Was it hard to edit himself? ‘I did it in a couple weeks. I knew what to do.’ He cut three songs and added a ne...
Tags: Art, London, Spain, People, Mel Brooks, Brooks, Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, Susan Stroman, Garrick Theatre, 07.22.18

Recent Movies Show That Science Fiction Is For - And About - Women

If you look at the early days of science fiction with the author of Frankenstein, and then turn to recent movies Black Panther, Annihilation, and A Wrinkle in Time, you get pretty serious acknowledgement that women are an integral part of the genre. The films "dispute a mainstream perception of science fiction as a masculine […]
Tags: Art, Ideas, Frankenstein, 03.09.18

Fine Craftsmanship in the Crowdfunding World

It’s worth noting that the crowdfunding boom has done three things. It’s empowered the individuals with A. more options, B. brands and products that are more consumer-centric, and C. the ability to make their own products and sell them too, effectively competing with large brands and mass production, and keeping small-scale craftsmen and cottage industries alive.What I’m truly interested in is option B. The mark of a good crowdfunded product lies in how much value they give to their backers. P...
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GUCCI CYBORG: A Chimeric World of Fluid Identities and Trend-Defying Fashion

Cyborgs have always seduced the human imagination with the endless possibilities that a merger of man and machine entails. From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Fritz Lang’ Metropolis to Blade Runner and Robocop, the union of the organic and the synthetic conceal an inherently utopian vision of self-determination, and the freedom to go beyond the rigid classification of human identity that society...
Tags: Art, Gucci, Fritz Lang, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Mondo’s New Universal Monsters Gallery is a Spectacular Tribute to Iconic Characters

The last time Mondo put together a gallery show celebrating the Universal Studios monsters, it was 2012 and it set a high bar for all of their future events. And now, their second monsters-centric show is here and it resets the bar again. Mondo’s latest gallery, dedicated to Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the rest of that creepy and unnervingly sympathetic family of things that go bump in the night, opened tonight and it’s spectacular. You can check out all of the posters t...
Tags: Art, Movies, Horror, Poster, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Universal Studios, Austin Texas, Frankenstein, Stan, Black Lagoon, Jonathan Burton, Mondo Gallery, Universal Monsters, Wolf Man, Gary Pullin

The Tinpantithesis

People like me -- let's be gentle and just call us "the purists" -- really like to have "definitive" texts for all the great musicals. Often that is represented by the first production, but not always. Shows like The Music Man, Gypsy, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, and Fiddler on the Roof pretty much have their scripts and scores etched in stone. You don't fiddle with them.For other shows, like Show Boat, Cabaret, Hair, Pippin, and Anything Goes, there is no single definitive version. These shows ...
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Mondo’s New Universal Monsters Show Coming This Month

Mondo is at it again, hosting yet another show devoted to art focused around the classic Universal Monsters. Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and various other characters featured in the hit song The Monster Mash will all be making an appearance at the show….at least in art from. The monsters won’t really be there, because that would too terrifying. Check out some of the pieces from the Mondo Universal Monsters gallery show below. Mondo has hosted Universal Monster...
Tags: Art, London, Movies, Universal, Tom Cruise, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Universal Studios, Austin TX, Frankenstein, Dracula, Black Lagoon, Ken Taylor, Jonathan Burton, Mondo Gallery, Universal Monsters

QOTD: The New Silverado – Matinee Idol or Bride of Frankenstein?

You can’t quantify beauty. The emotional appeal of a particular vehicle’s styling is no different than that of a Florentine mural or Greek statue, save for, perhaps, the 1958 Edsel. But even that homely dog has its fans. This past weekend we got our first glimpse of a vehicle destined to ply the roadways in […] The post QOTD: The New Silverado – Matinee Idol or Bride of Frankenstein? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Qotd, Frankenstein, Question of the Day, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The AI Bot That's Great At Writing Horror Fiction

"It turns out, machines can be pretty damn good at spinning up a tale of murder, dread, despair, and supernatural terror. At least one is—Shelley A.I., a horror-writing bot created by researchers at the MIT Media Lab, debuting just in time for Halloween this year. Named after Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, the little horror-author-that-could is […]
Tags: Art, Words, MIT Media Lab, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 10.28.17

S a novel about the balkans pdf

Billed as Frankenstein’s Wedding, approaches to Teaching Shelley’s “Frankenstein”. arming himself with pistols and a dagger. s a novel about the balkans pdf: The flop Broadway production yielded a TV film starring Robert Powell, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece”. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press – is the story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to Frankenstein. 1984: Frankenweenie is a parody short film directed by Tim Burton, taught him to speak and read. facing ...
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Mary Shelley Didn't Just Invent The Science-Gone-Wrong Genre, She Also Pioneered Post-Apocalyptic Fiction In English

Frankenstein was not her only groundbreaking novel; in 1829, she published The Last Man, depicting England circa 2100 as a post-plague dystopia. "As with Frankenstein, Shelley was playing on some very real anxieties in Industrial Revolution-era society - anxieties that live on to the present day. And, just like with Frankenstein, she got flack for […]
Tags: Art, England, Words, Frankenstein, 08.30.17, Mary Shelley Didn, Frankenstein Shelley

“A Brief History of Goths”: From the Goths, to Gothic Literature, to Goth Music

The history of the word ‘Gothic,’” argues Dan Adams in the short, animated TED-Ed video above,” is embedded in thousands of years’ worth of countercultural movements.” It’s a provocative, if not entirely accurate, idea. We would hardly call an invading army of Germanic tribes a “counterculture.” In fact, when the Goths sacked Rome and deposed the Western Emperor, they did, at first, retain the dominant culture. But the Gothic has always referred to an oppositional force, a Dionysian coun...
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Romanticism: The Romantic Age - InDepthInfo

The Relationship between the Natural and Supernatural in Shelley's Frankenstein and Poe's . Found in a Bottle - Theresia Knuth - Essay - English Language and
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BWW Interview: Roger Bart Hopes SPEECH & DEBATE Full Of Broadway References Resonates With His Daughter

While Roger Bart is known for his comedic chops in shows like Disaster, Young Frankenstein and The Producers, he knows how to make people laugh even in some of his more serious roles. [Author: Leigh Scheps]
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Bernie Wrightson

Bernie (Berni) Wrigntson was an American comics artist and illustrator known for his work on horror comics for DC Comics and Warren Publishing, on titles like Batman and, in particular, Swamp Thing. Bernie Writghtson died on Saturday at the age of 68. His work on Swamp Thing set new standards for horror comics art and was influential on other artists. Wrightson eventually left DC for Warren Publications, which was publishing black and white horror comics Creepy and Eerie that were printed larg...
Tags: Google, Art, Comics, New York, Dc Comics, Illustration, Warren, Batman, EC, Pen & Ink, Frankenstein, IDW, Frank Frazetta, Wrightson, Bernie Wrightson, Mary Shelly

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