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My Very Elegant Mother


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Kaufman, James (aka James Corey Kaufman, American playwright, lyricist, author, psychologist, 1974-____), “My Very Elegant Mother,”

a 30-minute psychological drama in English, set in a kitchen in a bachelor’s apartment, evening, 1998,

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  •  © 1998 by James Corey Kaufman;  •  script/rights available from James Corey Kaufman, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service, MS 16-R, Rosedale Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A., telephone (609) 734-5792, e-mail jamescoreykaufman@hotmail.com.  •  Cited by James Corey Kaufman, via ftp March 13, 1999; Kaufman says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Mike (m), Audrey’s bachelor uncle; Audrey (f), Mike’s niece.

  §  Synopsis “Mike babysits his niece Audrey while her mother, Rhoda, is supposedly at work.  As the relationship between Audrey and Rhoda emerges, so do Mike’s suspicions about where her mother might actually be.

  §  Comment “ A small, slice-of-life sliver of a girl’s relationship with her mother—as seen by an outside observer.  •  See playwright’s website at www.jamescoreykaufman.com.”

See also James [Corey] Kaufman’s:

  §  Themes babysitting, family, mother-daughter relationship, uncle-niece relationship.
 
 
 

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