18th century, Europe. Doctor Victor Frankenstein’s creation – the Creature – childlike in his innocence, is cast out into society by his horror-struck creator. As he learns to survive and master the highest of human skills, he searches for his creator to make a deal. Commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale that created the science fiction genre, Frankenstein brings urgent concerns about scientific responsibility and the nature of good and evil.

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Content warning: Graphic content. Sexual violence.

Articles and Resources

Lee Mikeska Gardner & Debra Wise Introduce Frankenstein

Director David R. Gammons on Frankenstein

“Birth of a Genre” by Hilary Rappaport & Jacob Malin

“Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – The Arts and Popular Culture” by Hilary Rappaport

“History and Science in Mary Shelley’s World” by Hilary Rappaport

“Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, A Personal History” by Hilary Rappaport