Gothic on the Airwaves: Bloody Poetry, BBC Radio 4.

Posted by Dale Townshend on October 18, 2012 in News tagged with

Bloody Poetry, a play by Howard Brenton, is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 20th October 2012, from 2:30-4:00 pm. Brenton’s play has been adapted for radio, directed and produced by Alison Hindell.  The play is set in Switzerland in1816.  By the shores of Lake Geneva, during a thunderstorm, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, along with future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, her stepsister Claire Clairmont and Shelley’s friend Lord Byron, come up with an intellectual contest that gives rise to the tale which was to become Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece Frankenstein. The radio-drama stars Oliver Ryan, Clare Corbett and Patrick Kennedy.

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