Two Weeks Somewhere Else

New York: Hesseltine-Bookman-Seff, 1966. Archive including a Draft script and a Master Copy script for the 1966 play by Herman Raucher. Undated script has 2 small clippings taken from the title page, top right, which likely had the copy number written in and a 1 1/2 x .75" clipping taken from the lower right, which likely held the revision date and draft type, as well, in the body of the script are two annotations in holograph red marker making minor grammatical adjustments. Script dated 9/25/66 has one annotation in holograph ink on top right of title pate of "10," like the copy number.

Raucher's play opened its pre-Broadway tryout at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston from December 26, 1966 through January 7, 1967, starring David Kossoff, George S. Irving and Pat Englund, directed by Harvey Medlinsky and produced by Jerry Gershwin and Elliott Kastner. It had been slated for Broadway but apparently folded in tryout.

From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye” (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and “Heat” (Michael Mann, 1996).

Herman Raucher, best known for his autobiographical screenplay for Robert Mulligan's 1971 film "Summer of '42," wrote, in 1966, the quick-witted and clever comedic three-act play "Two Weeks Somewhere Else," which centers around Maimonides Cohen, who, as described in the play, "... is an unusual man. Though appearing bent and weary, HE is actually the possessor of vast energy. HE has tremendous verve; there is a bounce to his gait. HE looks as though HE might be clumsy but the opposite is true. There is a resiliency to the man and a never-ending resourcefulness. HE is a Jewish 'Everyman' and takes life as it comes, with a shrug, a smile, and a hopeful solution."

Undated Script:

Green vinyl titled wrappers, with credits for playwright Herman Raucher. Title page present, with credits for playwright Herman Raucher. 138 leaves, with last page of text numbered 3-29. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with white revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold screw brads.

9/26/66 Script:

Purple titled wrappers, with credits for playwright Herman Raucher. Title page present, dated 9/25/66, noted as MASTER COPY, with credits for playwright Herman Raucher. 139 leaves, with last page of text numbered 3-30. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with white revision pages throughout. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near FIne, bound with two gold screw brads.


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