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Multi-Media Remix of "Frankenstein" Hits the Stage in Milbank Chapel

Center for the Professional Education of Teachers, Erick Gordon, Adele Bruni, Department of Arts and Humanities, English education.
A multi-media remix of Mary Shelley's classic novel, "Frankenstein," was presented July 17. The production, which included an original script and original choreography, plus original sound mixes, video, photography and line drawings, was staged by Performance at the Center, a project of TC's Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET).
Conceived and directed by Erick Gordon, senior research fellow at CPET; and Adele Bruni, a doctoral graduate in English Education; Performance at the Center brought together 13 New York City high school students with 13 internationally recruited high school teachers for two weeks at TC. They engaged in deep reading of the early 19th-century British novel and responded to it in a medium of their choice. The responses were stitched together into a multi-media production that played to a full house in the appropriately gothic-looking Milbank Chapel.

A video of the performance and the multi-media collateral will be posted on the Internet as an e-book. Gordon and Bruni hope to reprise Performance at the Center in the summer 2015, and, meanwhile, build an online community of teachers all over the world who want to experiment with this radical new way of teaching literature.

Link: Summer play anything but summer school for Frankenstein's student and teacher performers

Published Friday, Jul. 18, 2014


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