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Wandering Spirits: Traveling Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein | S.J. Chambers

Wandering Spirits: Traveling Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein | S.J. Chambers | Frankenstein | Scoop.it

While Frankenstein is mentioned, what the Parc Byron historical marker could have elaborated upon is that during the summer of 1816, its author, 18-year old Mary Shelley, arrived in Geneva for a second time with her poet-dreamer lover Percy Byshee Shelley, their illegitimate son, William,[1]  her step-sister Claire Claremont, and a lot of emotional baggage.  She had already been in a relationship with Percy for two years, had traveled Post-Napoleonic Europe, birthed and mourned her first child, dabbled in a somewhat irksome experimentation in free love, and upon her homecoming to London, felt the shame of a tarnished reputation.


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Why Frankenstein Is Important to YA Lit | crunchingsandmunchings

Why Frankenstein Is Important to YA Lit | crunchingsandmunchings | Frankenstein | Scoop.it
Happy National Frankenstein Day! & Some YA Takes on Frankenstein by REBECCA, August 30, 2013 National Frankenstein Day is celebrated on Mary Shelley's birthday (August 30th, 1797), and honors her most famous ...
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Frankenstein | Beautiful Stills from Beautiful Films

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Dir: James Whale DoP: Arthur Edeson Year: 1931 Download.
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9 Modern Day Dr. Frankensteins

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Meet a new breed of “Dr. Frankensteins†who have made advances in medicine that were once relegated to the pages of science fiction/horror novels.

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Frankenstein screening into cinemas again! Starts October 31st 2013.

Frankenstein screening into cinemas again! Starts October 31st 2013. | Frankenstein | Scoop.it

National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.

 

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

 

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

 

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

 

[Click the title to jump to the site and search for screenings in your own country. Good luck!]


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conchs82's comment, August 19, 2013 10:06 PM
Got my ticket for jan in dc. I saw B as the creature in the NT archives and I am looking forward to seeing it on a bigger screen
conchs82's comment, August 23, 2013 8:48 PM
Found out it will be in my hometown! Yeah!
Tee Poulson's comment, August 24, 2013 3:18 AM
That's great news! Will you be booking tickets for two showings? I saw BC as the creature, but apparently he is excellent as Dr Frankenstein, too.
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Science fiction is no longer a boys’ club

Science fiction is no longer a boys’ club | Frankenstein | Scoop.it

English novelist Mary Shelley was born exactly 216 years ago. One hundred and ninety five years ago, she wrote “Frankenstein,” one of the world’s most famous science fiction novels of all time. Although women’s rights have changed dramatically since Shelley’s time, the genre of science fiction still struggles to empower women. The most anticipated sci-fi films are still largely led by men, and when anyone claims Angelina Jolie is the most influential woman in sci-fi, it’s clear that something’s not right. However, women have made strides in the field, both on screen and off it. Here’s a look at how sci-fi is slowly becoming less of a boys’ club.


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Frankenstein Day: 10 Ways to Celebrate 195 Years of Mary Shelley's Classic ... - Anglophenia

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... birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, we celebrate Frankenstein Day.
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Happy Birthday Mary Shelley: the mother of Frankenstein

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“I am alone and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species and have the same defects. This being you ...
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"Frankenstein" Sued... For Being Scary! - Frankensteinia

"Frankenstein" Sued... For Being Scary! - Frankensteinia | Frankenstein | Scoop.it
From The Billboard of 24 October 1942 — with bandleader Kay Kyser on the cover — an article about performers and exhibitors' liabilities reveals “the recent dropping” of a lawsuit brought against comedian Billy De Wolfe by ...
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THE SELECTIVE ‘MORALITY’ OF SECRETARY OF STATE FRANKENSTEIN

THE SELECTIVE ‘MORALITY’ OF SECRETARY OF STATE FRANKENSTEIN | Frankenstein | Scoop.it
"The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard, it is inexcusable"

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Frankenstein: A Modern Myth. Showing on Channel 4 Oct 31st

Frankenstein: A Modern Myth. Showing on Channel 4 Oct 31st | Frankenstein | Scoop.it

'From Boris Karloff to Mel Brooks, Frankenstein has fired the imagination of generations of artists who have created their own interpretation of this Gothic masterpiece.

 

'Written by a 19-year-old girl nearly 200 years ago, this was the first and greatest myth of the modern scientific age.

 

'Mary Shelley began writing her novel in Geneva, where she went to escape the judgmental gaze of British society with her lover Percy Shelley (a married man), her half-sister Clare and Clare's lover, the notorious poet Lord Byron.

 

'Living a life of subversive glamour, they were the rock stars of the 1800s.

 

'Shut up indoors during the wettest summer on record, Lord Byron suggested they each try to write a ghost story. Unable to begin, Mary panicked at first, but then in a waking dream she had the vision for her novel.

 

'Frankenstein - published anonymously in 1818 when she was just 21 - has gone on to inspire its own popular genre of horror movies, punk rock and theatre productions.

 

'Frankenstein: A Modern Myth looks at some of these depictions, including Danny Boyle's sell-out hit at the National Theatre.

The film has exclusive access to rehearsals and interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller - who alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature - and with Danny Boyle.

 

'In a world preoccupied with debates about man overreaching himself, the perils of 'playing God' that animate Shelley's shocking ethical parable continue to keep the myth of Frankenstein alive today.'


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