Edward Scissorhands: a new take on the Frankenstein classic?

5 03 2015

1. Learn about the real story of Frankenstein.

2. What literary genre does Frankenstein belong to? Why does the monster still epitomize society’s fears today?



3. What parallels can you draw between the two “creatures”? (click for help!)




4. Watch the opening of Edward Scissorhands (till 15:45) and list all the similarities with the Frankenstein novel you can spot.

5. Listen to Nick Dear on his theatre adaptation of the novel and answer these QUESTIONS

6. Use these tips to practise reading your excerpt in the same way.




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