Review: Penny Dreadful “Resurrection”


For a character who introduces himself by ripping his younger “brother” Proteus in half, and begins “Resurrection” by wiping Proteus’s blood on Viktor’s face, Caliban (the name Frankenstein’s first monster is given by a kind theater owner) is a surprisingly eloquent creature. Having learned English through Victorian poetry and Shakespeare, Caliban is yet another of Penny Dreadful‘s horrendous and beautiful creations, a wildly entertaining re-imagination of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  – and a force that drives the emotional undercurrents of resurrection and redemption established in the first two hours.

read the full review at Sound on Sight

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