More Frankenstein Resources

Hungry for more information on Frankenstein and Mary Shelley? Check out these resources and events!


Benedict Cumberbatch is Victor Frankenstein

Limited engagement! Visit AMC Assembly Row, Regal Fenway, or AMC Burlington and watch Frankenstein, directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle. This thrilling production features both Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and his Creature. October 22 will feature Cumberbatch as the Creature and October 29 will feature Miller as the Creature – a chance for audiences to see both versions.

The original production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011 and has since become an international sensation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

Frankenstein at the Central Square Theater

The Nora and Underground Railway Theater companies commemorate the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s novel with a collaborative adaptation of the novel. The production will run from October 4th to November 4th, plus pre- and post-show discussions, a costume contest, and more! A Catalyst [email protected] Production.

For more details visit the Central Square Theater online or call (617) 576-9278.

Content warning: sexual content and violence.


Harvard Film and Lecture Series: The Afterlives of Frankensteinfranky

The Harvard Film Archive, in partnership with Ernest Bernbaum Professor of English Literature Deidre Lynch, presents a series of film screenings and lectures surrounding various adaptations of Frankenstein. Explore conceptions of the story from James Whale’s 1930s classic to Mel Brooks’ irreverent spoof. The series will run from October 22-31.

Visit the Harvard Film Archives website for more information. Some events require advance registration.

Tickets for all regular screenings are available 45 minutes before showtime.


Explore the author’s life and history online with the Shelley-Godwin Archives

Browse a neatly digitized collection of manuscripts by a talented family of writers: Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft. This collaborative website created by the New York Public Library, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, and Oxford Bodleian Library includes materials from the Huntington Library, the British Library, the Houghton Library, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Page through early drafts of Shelley’s Frankenstein or explore the literary works of her mother, father, and husband.

Access the online collection via their website.