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Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 12:36:56 -0400
From: William Ansley 
Subject: RE: (urth) Seven American Nights

[I am posting this for Dan'l. -William Ansley]

Still unable to post to the list. Grrrr.

 > 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).

That may well be part of it, but he might have known about it
for other reasons -- we know he's a fan of at least one other
work of J.M. Barrie's ("Peter Pan"), after all.



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