Nick Dear on adapting Frankenstein for the National
11th March 2011
INTERVIEW: NICK DEAR
The playwright talks to Carole Woddis about the work involved in adapting Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for director Danny Boyle’s acclaimed staging at the National.
I was very clear I didn’t want to do what I refer to as the Dickensian epic. I didn’t want it to come in at three hours and twenty minutes… The smaller characters exist only to provide a framework for Victor and the Creature to do battle in.