6.0120 Rs: Frankenstein; Peripherals; Holocaust (3/111)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 8 Jul 1992 20:36:50 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0120. Wednesday, 8 Jul 1992.

(1) Date: Tue, 07 Jul 92 08:56:01 -0400 (38 lines)
From: "Timothy Clancy" <clancy@a1.relay.upenn.edu>
Subject: Dramatizations of Mary Shelley's _Frankenstein_

(2) Date: Wed, 08 Jul 92 14:53:20 +0200 (13 lines)
From: Thierry van Steenberghe <VST@BUCLLN11.BITNET>
Subject: Re: 6.0118 Rs: Sharing Peripherals

(3) Date: Wed, 08 Jul 92 12:21:13 IST (60 lines)
From: "David M. Schaps" <F21004@BARILVM>
Subject: Re: 6.0113 Qs: Holocaust

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Date: Tue, 07 Jul 92 08:56:01 -0400
From: "Timothy Clancy" <clancy@a1.relay.upenn.edu>
Subject: Dramatizations of Mary Shelley's _Frankenstein_

Mary Dee Harris recently inquired:

>Mary Shelly saw and admired a play (or some sort of
>dramatization) of her novel _Frankenstein_ in 1823,
>probably in London. Does anyone know anything about
>that? What theater was it? Who produced it? etc.

In 1990, the University of Pennsylvania Press published _Hideous Progenies:
Dramatizations of *Frankenstein* from the Nineteenth Century to the
Present_, by Steven Earl Forry. The 1823 dramatization is most likely
_Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein_, by Richard Brinsley Peake.
Information about this production (including an edition of the
script) can be found in this book. There is also mention of Mary Shelly's
reaction, and the impact on her book (because of increased public interest
in the story, a second edition of her novel was issued). If the book does
not have all of the contextual information you are seeking, perhaps its
extensive bibliography would be of some use.

I'm sure the book is available through interlibrary loan if it is not in
the collection at Georgetown (perhaps MDH will recommend its acquisition).
At the risk of being accused of advertising on the Internet (heaven
forfend!), I provide sales information below to benefit anyone who might be
interested in obtaining a copy (sorry, this specialized monograph is
available in cloth only).

Forry, Steven Earl. Hideous Progenies: Dramatizations of _Frankenstein_
from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. 1990. 328 pages, 31 illus.
Cloth: ISBN 0-8122-8131-4, $41.95.

Address for orders: University of Pennsylvania Press, P.O. Box 4836,
Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211. Toll-free order number:

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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 92 14:53:20 +0200
From: Thierry van Steenberghe <VST@BUCLLN11.BITNET>
Subject: Re: 6.0118 Rs: Sharing Peripherals (1/31)

Regarding the physical connection between a single (stand-alone) Mac and a
single PC, Travelling Software (the makers of e.g. Laplink) have a product
called MacLink suitable for the job: it contains both the physical cable and
the software, and is reasonably priced.
I have no personal experience with this, and I would like to hear other's.

Thierry vS

Permanent e-mail: <tvs@etal.ucl.ac.be>
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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 92 12:21:13 IST
From: "David M. Schaps" <F21004@BARILVM>
Subject: Re: 6.0113 Qs: Addresses (3); Trout; Holocaust (5/106)

On religion and holocaust survivors, one might see:
M. Holczler, _Late Shadows_ (published C.I.S. Publishers, 180 Park
Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701);
Rachel Pomerantz, _Wings Above the Flames_ (same publisher, just
Y. Harfenes (or Harpenes; I'm not sure of the first initial,
either), _Slingshot of Hell_ (I am not sure of the publisher, but could
get it if you have trouble locating the book);
C.I.S. Publishers has, in fact, an entire series of "Holocaust
Diaries" by survivors who see their experience from a religious angle.
Also noteworthy, though not precisely dealing with
concentration-camp survivors:
Yechiel Granatstein, _Memoirs of a Jewish Partisan_ (I believe that
is the title; it appeared first in Yiddish with the title _Ich Hob
Gevollt Lebn_, then in Hebrew with the title _Yehudi baYaar_); these are
the author's personal memories, and he has since written a number of
books on the holocaust which might be more relevant to your question;
Chaim Shapiro, _Go, My Son_ (memoirs of a refugee who experienced
everything but the concentration camps; this was quite a best-seller
in the orthodox market when it came out about three years ago. I
believe it was published by Feldheim.)
Michael Ber Weissmandl, _Min ha-Meitzar_ (the famous "j'accuse" of
the orthodox rabbi who tried to save Slovakian Jewry and came up against
stunning apathy from the secular Jewish establishment abroad); this
has recently appeared in various English adaptations, one of which,
I believe, is based on Rabbi Weissmandl's original text.
And perhaps most noteworthy of all, Moshe Prager, _Eleh She-Lo
Nichne'u_ ("Those who did not surrender"), an account of small groups
of Jews who insisted on maintaining all traditional observances,
including the most obvious (e.g., refusing to shave their beards
and peyos), in the face of the Nazis. I believe that this, too, has
been translated into English in recent years, though I do not know
the title or the publisher. Mr. Prager devoted his post-holocaust
life (as did Messrs. Harpenes and Granatstein, but more thoroughly)
to documentation of the religious resistance of the Jews during
the holocaust; in addition to a number of books, he published
for many years a Hebrew monthly called _Beit Yaakov_ in which
many articles on the subject appeared.
I am also reminded of an article in the _Jewish Observer_
with a number of remarkable stories by the late Bluzhever Rebbe;
this article was later published, along with others on the
subject of the holocaust from the same magazine, by Mesorah
publishers (publishers of the famous "Artscroll" series).
Lastly, I remember the comment of the Viennese (and non-
observant) psychologist Viktor Frenkl in his memoirs that no
matter how broken his co-prisoners were by their work, they
never omitted to pray the evening service on their way back to
the barracks.
I should mention that practically all the above are
first-hand accounts by the survivors themselves.

David M. Schaps
Department of Classical Studies
Bar Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel
FAX: 972-3-347-601