In Spring 2018, San Jose State University successfully initiated a conversation around the idea of “Deep Humanities,” using the Frankenstein Bicentennial celebratory events as a springboard for deeper conversations about science, technology, Humanities, and the Arts. Lead by Dr. Revathi Krishnaswamy, the events included collaborations Santa Clara University and University of San Francisco as we explored these ideas around FrankenSTEM. We continue our Deep Humanities and FrankenSTEM explorations with SJSU’s and The Hammer Theatre and National Theatre @ Home presentation of Frankenstein, (April 30-May 6). Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
On Sunday, May 3 @ 4pm PST, join Dr. Katherine D. Harris and Dr. Revathi Krishnaswamy in a discussion about Mary Shelley’s 1818 scintillating novel adapted into these productions by Danny Boyle. We expect a robust conversation among scholars, aficianados, and engaged community members. What was your favorite scene? Who played the creature’s birth scene the most effectively, Cumberbatch or Miller? How does the staging and the eventual filming of the play alter the novel’s storyline? What responsibility does scientist Victor Frankenstein have towards his progeny, his family, his wife?
Register to join the conversation for Sunday, May 3 @ 4pm PST. You’ll be sent a confirmation email and the webinar link: https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/
Find out how to watch the National Theatre production of Frankenstein here.
The SJSU event will go live on Facebook during the webinar, and you will be able to view it later on the Hammer’s Facebook page.