In our second Theatre in Education video, we take a look at the character of Victor Frankenstein using a technique called Role on the Wall

We know that education is a huge challenge for many people at the moment. As the lockdown continues, we’re working hard to find ways of connecting with teachers, parents and educators remotely, with a new video series showing you how to incorporate some of our world-renowned Theatre in Education practices into learning at home or at school.

Last week, we launched the first in a series of short educational videos using Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a basis for discussion. If you missed it, you can watch it here. This week’s session, “Role on the Wall“, will help you to explore the character of Victor Frankenstein.

The activity makes use of a number of quotations from the novel, which we’ve shared on this page below the video. If you take part in any of the activities we share, we’d love to see your responses, so please do share your images and videos with us via FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Pioneered by the Belgrade Theatre in 1965, Theatre in Education quickly snowballed into an international movement. It’s a piece of our heritage that we’re extremely proud of, but sadly, the ongoing pandemic has put theatres under a huge financial strain, losing most of their income overnight when the lockdown was announced – which places vital community services like our Theatre in Education work at risk.

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We hope that you’ve been enjoying all of the Weducation resources we’ve shared so far. If you’d like to look back on them, you can find all of our videos and activities collected here.

Quotations used in the video

“I am by birth Genevese and my family is one of the most distinguished in that republic.”

“…my father had filled several public situations with honour and reputation.”

“When I was about 15 years old, we witnessed a most violent and terrible thunderstorm. I remained while the storm lasted, watching its progress with curiosity and delight.”

“Deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge, it was the secrets of heaven and earth I desired to learn.”

“My cheek had grown pale with study and my person had become emaciated with confinement.”

“A new species would bless me as its creator and source and many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me.”

“…engaged in secret toil…”