1 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKCharacters:Mandy Glitter, a young actressOscar Frankenstein, a scientist, Mandy’s boyfriend (and Victor Frankenstein’s grandson)Frida Pettroff, a German scientist who specializes in roboticsBrad Cash, Mandy’s agentFrankie, a monsterVocabularyDISGUSTING- MISTRESS- GLAMOUR – GEEK – NERD – MANSION – PRODUCER – FAN – LOCATION– LAB – ANIMATRONIC – GLANCE – OPPORTUNTY – PLEASED – ARMOR – SCOUT – AISLE –LEGEND – MISTERY – HIDDEN – DISCONECT – CREEPING – FREEZE – THAW - REHEARSE –CHOREOGRAPHY – SCENE – ROLE – PART – SPREAD (THE NEWS) – APPEARANCES -SynopsisMandy is a young actress who wants to have a successful career.Brad, his agent is about to produce a movie about Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster hecreated.Is a love story, and Mandy could play the part of the lady that Frankenstein loves…But…there’s one condition: She has to convince his boyfriend Oscar Frankenstein (Victor’sgrandson) to let them use the family mansion, and all its secrets…A famous scientist, Frida Petroff would create a robot to play Frankenstein´s role.But during the night Frida discovers something (or someone) that might change everybody´splans… Frankenstein, the “monster” has been kept hidden inside the mansion as people used to beafraid of him because of his looks.But Frankie is good, kind, has a noble heart and wants to be loved…Will he get a chance this time?
2 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKSuggested Activities prior to the performance1-Retell Frankenstein’s story.Bear in mind that in our version, Frankenstein is not evil, so he is not killed by his creator, buthidden instead…2- The main theme of the story has to do with discrimination for “being different”.The characters are scared of Frankie and call him a “monster” without getting to know him.Discuss how everybody is different or unique and that what a person looks like on the outside hasnothing to do with what is inside. Every person has special talents and qualities.Create your own “monster”:Discuss some of the features that might make up any regular person (small ears or big ears, curlyhair or straight hair, freckles, glasses, scars, humps, skinny or fat, wear pants, dresses, sneakers,high-heeled shoes, construction boots, ballerina slippers, etc…)a- Use the appendix A to draw a person (or copy that chart on a really large sheet of paper andthen create an “art gallery”)b- Now, cut through the dotted lines and exchange the pieces with 2 partnersc- Tape together the different body parts on appendix B to create a totally unique creature.d- Now, let’s meet this pretty unusual-looking people!!!What special qualities does your monster have? What special talents does your friend possess?What does your monster like and dislike? What do you have in common with your monster?3-In addition to constructing the monster, each group could do the following:Write a poem or a chart mentioning the good qualities of the monster.Write a poem from the monster to someone he/she likes.Present the monster and the poem(s) to the class.
3 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKActivity 1True (T) or False (F)? ! 1) Oscar is Victor Frankenstein’s son in law 2) Brad Cash is a famous scientist. 3) Frida Pettroff is a famous scientist 4) Mandy Glitter has won two Oscars. 5) Frankenstein tried to kill Oscar because he was jealous. 6) Frankenstein fears being rejected for being different. 7) Frida has been rejected for being different. 8) Mandy and Oscar hate Frankenstein.Activity 2Who said that?According to what you’ve learnt about the characters who said (or might have said) each of thesentences belowOSCAR – MANDY – BRAD – FRANKIE - FRIDA I have a better movie to produce. I am good and nice. I can dance. I am going to take you home with me. A fact: I am a science man. It is my opportunity to become a star.
4 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKActivity 3CharactersThis is Oscar Frankenstein. Complete the description.Now choose any of the other characters to describe (First draw his/her picture!)
5 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKActivity 4Choose the right answer a) Brad will produce a movie 1-about a monster and his girlfriend 2-about building robots 3-about scientists and actresses b) Frida is 1-a famous actress 2- a famous scientist 3- a famous monster c) Frankenstein is sad when 1-they try to meet him 2-they try to dance with him 3-they are afraid of him d) Oscar and Mandy 1- run away scared 2- call the police 3- decide to get to know Frankenstein
6 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKActivity 5Crossword F R A N K E N F R A N K E N S T E I N S T E I N F R A N K E N S T E I N1- A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger.2- A creature having a strange or frightening appearance3- Oscar’s girlfriend4-A person who studies or practices any of the sciences or who uses scientific methods5- Frankenstein tells Mandy that his name is just _____ (with double “___”)6- Mandy’s profession.7- FRANKENSTEIN8- Victor’s grandson9-A room or building equipped for scientific experimentation or research. (Frida wants to find it)10- Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar, distinctive, unusual.11-A sequence of photographs projected onto a screen really fast to create the illusion of motion12- FRANKENSTEIN
7 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKActivity 6Sentence buildingCut out the words and build sentences. How many sentences can you build? Who could build thelongest sentence?
8 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKActivity 7Draw the pictures of the story. Write and illustrate your own ending.
9 FRANKENSTEIN IS BACKActivity 8Let’s play! - BoggleDivide the class in groups-Play against your friendsHere are the rules: The objective of Boggle is to find words in a small board with tiles by moving from tile totile. You can start a word from any tile on the board, and as long as the next tile in the word is adjacent tothat tile, you can continue the word. You can move forwards, backwards, or diagonally. However, you cannotuse the same tile twice in a word.1 point per letter used-If the word is related to the play you get double points!!