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Auntie Mame

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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
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Published October 1st 1960 by Dramatist's Play Service (first published 1960)
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C. C.
May 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Live, live, live! life's a banquet! And most poor sons of bitches are starving to death!" ~ Auntie Mame

An inspiring character!
Lola
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Violet
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Auntie Mame and as quirky as she was I wish I had an Auntie Mame!
Neil Schleifer
Jul 29, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Lauren
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Chambers Stevens
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I like the musical better.
Andrea
Jul 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very witty & fun! I was "Agnes Gooch". 1998
Martha
Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great book, great play!
Mindy
Jun 05, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mark Woodland
Jul 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skip the musical version, "Mame", this play is far more entertaining on the whole.
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