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Mary Shelley : birth of Frankenstein / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Other author/creatorBBC Worldwide Ltd.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
Description1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Birth of Frankenstein
Contents Early Influences on Mary Shelley: Science and Politics (3:48) -- Mary Shelley's Mother (2:30) -- William Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley (2:28) -- Percy Shelley and Mary: Free Love or Forbidden Love? (3:39) -- Percy Shelley and Mary's Elopement (2:19) -- Influences on Mary Shelley's Novel "Frankenstein" (5:21) -- Tragedy, Love, and Scandal (3:47) -- Summer of Darkness (5:46) -- Mary Shelley's Monster (3:47) -- Mary Shelley's Monster: Her Misery in the Flesh (3:26) -- Percy and Mary: Tragedy and Marriage (2:33) -- Connection Between Mary Shelley and Her Monster (3:22) -- More Tragedy for Percy and Mary Shelley (6:25) -- Mary Shelley's Loneliness and Percy Shelley's Death (4:19) -- Mary Shelley's Later Years (4:04)
Abstract Her father was philosopher William Godwin. Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, was feminism's founder. By pedigree and experience, Mary Shelley was uncannily equipped to write the gothic masterpiece, Frankenstein. This program offers a fresh exploration of her novel, focusing on how Shelley's personal life influenced the book and mirrored it afterwards. Along with reenactments of scenes from her classic and dramatizations of her life, the program draws from a wealth of primary sources, including readings from her mother's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Mary Shelley's personal letters, as well as those of her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginal produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2003 9780736593489
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number33346 Films Media Group

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