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Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 15:19:54 -0400
From: William Ansley 
Subject: Re: (urth) Seven American Nights

Both are real plays: "Mary Rose" by J. M. Barrie (1920) and "Visit to a 
Small Planet" by Gore Vidal (1957). I had to read "Planet" in High School, 
so I knew it was a real play and automatically assumed the other one was, 
too. But I think you have put your finger on the reason Wolfe was familiar 
with "Mary Rose" and decided to use it in SAN (aka 7AN).

William Ansley

At 04:14 AM 4/9/2003 +0200, you wrote:
>5) Whence the two plays mentioned in the novella? "Mary Rose" was clearly 
>originally "Rosemary" in tribute to Wolfe's wife, but is it or the "Small 
>Planet" play obviously based on any real work of literature?


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