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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  385 ratings  ·  15 reviews
This fabulously successful hit hardly needs introduction. Besides being the source for one of America's most popular musicals, AUNTIE MAME set a standard for Broadway comedy that's been sought after ever since. "Auntie Mame was a handsome, sparkling, scatterbrained and warm-hearted lady who brightened the American landscape from 1928 to the immediate past by her whimsical ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Dramatist's Play Service (first published 1960)
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I dearly wish that my high school was able to record their productions because one of my classmate's portrayal of Gooch was so funny that I thought I would die laughing. It is truly a shame that I can't share it with me, but let me reassure you that it was not a performance any of us will ever forget. It was (at the time) also the most scandalous musical our drama department had ever performed. I nearly died of shock when I left the auditorium and realized I had actually enjoyed the show for on ...more
A lovely adaptation of the novel. Patrick, unfortunately, is a bit flatter than in the novel, but overall, this is a play that pulls the spirit of the novel into a different format while becoming its own creative work in the process. It’s an excellent example of how a book can be successfully adapted into a play. Recommended.
Neil Schleifer
This classic stage adaptatation of Patrick Dennis' novel is filled with eccentric characters, led by Mame Dennis -- a boozy sophisticate fighting desperately against a sea of normalcy. Covering the the eras from the late 1920's through the 1950's, we get to see the loving nature of a maddeningly madcap woman who never intended to be a mother as she nurtures and nourishes her unexpectedly orphaned nephew into young adulthood. This is as much a rite of passage for her as it is for him, and it is a ...more
Paula Dembeck
Mame Dennis is wild and fashionable. She ends up with her brother’s orphaned boy Patrick and turns his life into one escapade after another in this comedy.
The story describes an affectionate and wacky friendship between young Patrick and his one of a kind guardian.
A fun and entertaining read.
Lisa James
One of my favorite musicals :) I will admit, I liked the on screen/on stage version MUCH more than the play. Somehow she just doesn't seem as vibrantly ALIVE & bigger than life in word as she does on stage.
I read this in middle school, I really liked it at the time. I'd love to give it a second read to see if I'd still think it's good.
C. C.
"Live, live, live! life's a banquet! And most poor sons of bitches are starving to death!" ~ Auntie Mame

An inspiring character!
Mark Woodland
Skip the musical version, "Mame", this play is far more entertaining on the whole.
Even better than the movie -- I could hear Rosalind Russell saying every line :)
Kate Thompson
Dated and delightful. A great example of the pure, energetic fun of American comedy.
Andrea Adams
Very witty & fun! I was "Agnes Gooch". 1998
great book, great play!
Great adaption of the book.
Jul 31, 2012 Suzie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: plays
Acted in it. (Mame)
Chambers Stevens
I like the musical better.
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