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When Did You Last See My Mother? - Full Length Play, Drama

When Did You Last See My Mother?

Christopher Hampton

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573617782

Jimmy and Ian share a flat. Jimmy is "straight"; and Ian is "not". Neither are very "gay". One night Jimmy brings a girl home. He tries to get Ian and his friend to go out so he can have some privacy but Ian refuses. In fact, he gets very angry, leading to a fight. Jimmy's mother comes to visit Ian,…

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Full Length Play

Drama

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Jimmy and Ian share a flat. Jimmy is "straight"; and Ian is "not". Neither are very "gay". One night Jimmy brings a girl home. He tries to get Ian and his friend to go out so he can have some privacy but Ian refuses. In fact, he gets very angry, leading to a fight. Jimmy's mother comes to visit Ian, and there ensues a mutual sexual attraction, which is consummated. The mother tries to get Ian to go to bed with her again; but Ian tells her he only did it because she reminded him of Jimmy. Ian hints Jimmy has a homosexual side which Jimmy is not aware of. This upsets the mother so much she has a fight with Jimmy which upsets her so much more she has a fatal automobile accident. In the end, Jimmy and Ian come to a deeper knowledge of themselves.
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3m, 2f

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Christopher Hampton

Christopher James Hampton was born in England in 1946. While at Oxford University, he wrote about his experiences with adolescent homosexuality in the play When Did You Last See My Mother? The play moved from London's Royal Court Theatre to the Comedy Theatre, making Mr. Hampton the youngest modern playwright to debut in the West End. He then adapted the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses into both a ... view full profile

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