CHE: Frankenstein’s manuscript draws its first breath online + National Theatre Live – Encore screening of Doyle’s Frankenstein with Cumberbatch and Lee Miller

I was very excited, as a Shelley buff (Percy & Mary), to read this:

On October 31, in a ceremony at the New York library, publicly available digital editions of the Frankenstein notebooks will go online at last, marking the official debut of the Shelley-Godwin Archive.

The archive is the offspring of a partnership among the Bodleian, the New York Public Library, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, or MITH, located at the University of Maryland at College Park. Like Victor Frankenstein, the organizers have a grand ambition. They want to stitch together elements from different collections—especially the rich holdings of the Bodleian and the New York Public—and bring to life a major new digital resource, not just for scholars but for anyone interested in Mary and Percy Shelley or in Mary’s parents, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft.

Another thing I am excited for is to see the National Theatre Live’s version of Frankenstein; it is directed by Danny Boyle and features the fine young actors Cumberbatch and Lee Miller.  There is a second opportunity on November 2nd (I’ll be on desk here at the library — alas!).  See Cinemapolis for more details.