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Peake's Presumption, or, The Fate of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) inspired numerous theatrical adaptations throughout the nineteenth century. The first of these, Richard Brinsely Peake's Presumption, or, The Fate of Frankenstein (1823), set the stage for the increasingly popular story, and influenced its evolution in the adaptations and appropriations that followed. These adaptations led to a considerable increase in the popularity of Shelley's novel and its readership.

19th Century Plays 

  • Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein (1823) 
  • Humgumption; or, Dr. Frankenstein and the Hobgoblin of Hoxton (1823)
  • Presumption and the Blue Demon (1823)
  • Another Piece of Presumption (1823)
  • Frank-in-Steam; or, The Modern Promise to Pay (1824)
  • Henry M. Milner, Frankenstein; or, The Man and the Monster (1826) 
  • The Monster and the Magician; or, The Fate of Frankenstein (1826)
  • Frankenstein; or, The Model Man (1849)
  • Frankenstein; or, The Vampire's Victim (1887)
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