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Subject: (urth) Seven American Nights
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 02:30:39 -0400
From: Alex David Groce 

> 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).

If I recall, Vidal's "Visit to a Small Planet" isn't quite the play
that's in the story.  I think "Mary Rose" on the other hand, doesn't
seem changed.  Can anyone confirm my memory that the Vidal play is

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Alex David Groce (agroce+@cs.cmu.edu)
Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University - Computer Science Department
8112 Wean Hall (412)-268-3066


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