frankenstein frankenstein  /f ˈræŋ kən ˌstaɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator
  2. (n) the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
  3. (n) the fictional Swiss scientist who was the protagonist in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; he created a monster from parts of corpses

News

  1. Metal Musical Monster: Landless Theatre Company offers a ''prog-metal opera'' version of ''Frankenstein''

    Stage: ''That's pretty much what we do, a lot of rock operas and rock musicals, anything with a little punch to it,'' says Melissa Baughman of Landless Theatre Company. But Richard Campbell's Frankenstein , the quirky local theater company's latest production, is slightly different still -- and a lot punchier. Frankenstein ''It's a 'prog-metal opera,' which is pretty specific,'' Baughman, the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Metro Weekly

  2. ‘Young Frankenstein’ coming to Lincoln Park

    The Lincoln Park Theatre Company is once again preparing for its upcoming musical at Lincoln Park. “Young Frankenstein,” co-directed by Rick Prentice and Ron Soderstrom, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the park.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Danville Commercial-News

  3. 'Frankenstein' CDOs Twitch Back to Life

    Has Frankenstein returned? That is a question some investors might ask when they look at the world of collateralized debt obligations.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: CNBC

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Quotes

  1. "My advocacy for less government is the best government," said McCain, 70. "I'm older than dirt and I have more scars than Frankenstein, but I've learned a few things on the way."
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

  2. "He has, I mean, mutated into something that is quite unbelievable," Tutu said late Tuesday. "He has really turned into a kind of Frankenstein for his people."
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Desmond Tutu Source: CNN

  3. Cooper adds, "I'm looking forward to these concerts with Rob. It's sort of like Dracula vs. Frankenstein, we're like this generation's classic monsters. When we're not onstage frightening audiences, we'll be backstage trying to scare each other."
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: Alice Cooper Source: CANOE

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