“Mary Shelley” Show – FREE Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival
Mary Shelley portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak
Event Types: Literary Arts
Jun 16, 2023 7:30 PM — Jun 16, 2023 9:00 PM
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Outdoors. FREE Admission. Chairs provided under the tent or bring your own lawn seating. On day of performance, look on our Home page for any weather updates.
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, poses the question: What if someone discovered the secret to creating life? It explores the ramification of such a discovery: Are we capable of managing our technological creations? What responsibility (if any) do we hold in caring for abandoned or wronged members of society? The big reveal in learning about Mary Shelley is to discover how much the story of the fantastical, wretched, hideous creature brought to life in a Swiss laboratory draws on or parallels Mary’s experience in England as an intelligent daughter of two notable middle-class authors and the consort/wife of an aristocrat poet.