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07.45

“The Naked and the Dead: Excerpt from unpublished 1942 play.” Mailer Review, 34-43. Act 3, scene 3 from the play that Mailer wrote from 31 August to 14 September 1942, and based on his experience working as an orderly at the Boston State Hospital (formerly the Lunatic Asylum) in the Mattapan section of Boston.

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92.8

“Earl and Lyndon: An Imaginary Conversation.” Vanity Fair, April, 200-203, 260. Illustrated by Philip Burke. One-act play, a conversation between Chief Justice Earl Warren and President Lyndon B. Johnson, shortly after J.F.K.’s assassination. Mailer’s final contribution to Vanity Fair as writer-in-residence. See 59.9, 91.1.

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86.25

“Strawhead: An Extract from Act One.” Vanity Fair, April, 63-66. Produced only at Actors Studio, New York, in Boston and in Provincetown, in brief experimental runs, “Strawhead” has never been published. Accompanied by 86.22. See 73.30, 80.15, 81.4, 83.11.

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85.11

A Fragment From Vietnam: A Play in One Act. Helsinki: Eurographica, softcover. One-act play with accompanying self-interview (67.16), 39 pp. Limited edition of 350, plus 12 author’s copies. Adapted by Mailer from Why Are We In Vietnam? (67.15). Rpt: 72.7, 82.19. See 67.15 for context and description of this reprint; 72.18.

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67.13

The Deer Park: A Play. New York: Dial, 7 August; simultaneously as a softcover; New York: Dell; London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1970. 192 pp., $4.50. Dedication: To Leo Garen and James F. Walsh, Director and Producer of The Deer Park, and to Paul John Austin—Stage Manager, and the brave players in the first New York […]

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60.4

“Excerpts from ‘The Deer Park’” [scene 2, extracts from scenes 3 and 4, scenes 7, 10, 11]. In The Beats, edited by Seymour Krim, 169-201. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett, March. Mailer restructured the play for its off-Broadway production in 1967. The script was published that year as The Deer Park: A Play (67.13). Rpt: Scenes 2, […]

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59.9

“Buddies, or the Hole in the Summit: An Apocryphal and Interrupted Transcript.” Village Voice, 16 September, 1, 4-5. One-act play, a conversation between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Rpt: 59.13 (without subtitle and with a slightly different accompanying note). See 92.8.

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