Mary Shelley 9781848422575

Mary Shelley

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Author: Edmundson, Helen

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Mary Shelley: daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, lover of Shelley, author of &lt,em Frankenstein&lt,/em . Helen Edmundson's compelling play explores a crucial episode in the early life of Mary Shelley -' her meeting and scandalous elopement aged sixteen with Percy Bysshe Shelley, and its consequences for her sisters, her stepmother and above all, her troubled father, the political philosopher William Godwin. &lt,em Mary Shelley&lt,/em was first staged in a co production between Shared Experience, Nottingham Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, in March 2012. 'Full of literary intelligence, feminist fire and feminine understanding' —, &lt,em York Press&lt,/em 'Passionate, and at times tragic... it's testament to the quality of the script and the performances that it flies by' —, &lt,em Yorkshire Post&lt,/em 'Gripping... Without ever reducing Mary Shelley to an issue drama, Edmundson suggests the destructive nature of a life lived without compromise' —, &lt,em The Times&lt,/em 'This is a powerfully told story that will no doubt enjoy a successful run in Leeds, and beyond' —, &lt,em Whatsonstage.com&lt,/em 'This is a great introduction to two pivotal years of Mary Shelley's life, after which she published the acclaimed &lt,em Frankenstein&lt,/em , and inspires the spectator to look beyond the stories into the writer's existence' —, &lt,em www.thepublicreviews.com&lt,/em
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 15/03/2012
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • Subject: Plays
  • Audience: Secondary
  • Curriculum: Australian

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