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'Frankenstein' adapted by Philip Pullman
Transcript of 'Frankenstein' adapted by Philip Pullman
What is an adaptation?
The first edition of the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was published in London in 1818.
Philip Pullman’s adaptation of Frankenstein was published in 1990.
Today, we will learn about the creation of atmosphere in the prologue of 'Frankenstein' and complete language work on Act 1.
Mary Shelley’s aim was to create a horror story which carried a particular message. Her tools were literary techniques, such as characterisation, plot and theme. She needed to use these tools effectively in order to successfully create a story and characters that conveyed her message.
Philip Pullman’s aim was to adapt the novel of “Frankenstein” into an exciting and thought-provoking play, which would still convey Mary Shelley’s main themes. His tools were dramatic techniques, some of which are the same as literary techniques, such as characterisation, and some of which were different, such as stage directions. He needed to use these tools effectively in order to successfully create a play and characters that would convey key themes.
Who is Frankenstein?
Who is the iconic monster?
How is he born/ created?
What kind of atmosphere do you think this play will have?
What characters do you imagine to be in a Frankenstein play?
Today, we will learn about characters in our introduction to the play 'Frankenstein'.
Turn to page.8 in your copy of 'Frankenstein'.
Use a pencil to underline or highlight clues to the characters.
Discuss with your partner what you have chosen.
Add any details you think you missed.
A PROLOGUE is the part of the story that comes before the main action, at the beginning, and helps introduce us to some key ideas, characters, and settings that are part of a story.
The play’s prologue helps set the tone for the rest of the play.
What kind of atmosphere is suggested by the story Captain Walton tells us?
We will show our understanding in class discussion, activities and answering questions.
In your own words describe the meaning of adaptation?
Explain what is meant by the gothic genre?
Who is Frankenstein?
What are your impressions of character?
What do you think atmosphere is like?
I will be explore the how atmosphere is created in an adaptation of 'Frankenstein'.
I will be able to answer questions through my reading of the play.