||Birth of Frankenstein
||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)
||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 note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.|
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|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Original produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2003 9780736593489|
|Publisher number||33346 Films Media Group|