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Events for Wednesday October 31, 2018

A Community Reading of "Frankenstein" at 200, Princeton University

Wednesday October 31, 2018
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

2018 is the bicentennial of "Frankenstein," Mary Shelley's haunting novella about a young scientist who, with the best of intentions, assembles a superhuman creature and brings it to life, only to be horrified at the result.

To commemorate this now internationally famous novel, Princeton is hosting a "Frankenread," a three-evening reading by 62 participants. Princeton is one of the more than 500 "Frankenreads" sites taking place on Halloween at schools, libraries and museums in over 40 countries all over the world. The roster includes an armada of readers from a wide range of interests and talents: novelists, essayists, poets, playwrights, scientists, teachers, artists, actors, students, alums and Princeton residents.

The reading commences, aptly, on Halloween and continues over the next two evenings (November 1 and 2), from 6:30-10:30 at the Chancellor Green Rotunda on Princeton's campus. Refreshments will be available in the lobby, where the very first cinema adaptation of the novel, a 10-minute silent film by Thomas Edison's New Jersey-based studio, will be screening. The event is free and open to the public.

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