Theater video tags: Percy Shelley

Mary Shelley


Elle Fanning stars as the titular character in Mary Shelley, a biopic focusing on Shelley’s relationship with Percy Bysshe Shelley, which inspired her to write the novel Frankenstein. Directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and written by Emma Jensen, the feature film also stars Douglas Booth, Ben Hardy, Bel Powley, Tom Sturridge, and Maisie Williams.

Elegy for a Dead World


Elegy for a Dead World is a creative-writing video game that explores abandoned worlds inspired by English Romantic poets Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Keats. Read more about the game's creation in "Writing an Elegy for a Dead World" by Dana Isokawa in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. The editors discuss the game in the first episode of Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast.


The Spark of Life


"Man is a mass of electrified clay!" Percy Shelley wrote a couple hundred years ago. Frances Ashcroft and Denis Noble, professors at the University of Oxford, discuss the science of how ions transmit electricity through the body as well as the more poetic aspects of electricity, including Michelangelo's Creation of Adam, Mary Shelley's inspiration for Frankenstein, and more.

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