The Miracle Worker: And Related Readings

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Houghton Mifflin School, Oct 29, 1997 - Drama - 192 pages
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Contains the script for the play The miracle worker about blind, deaf, and mute Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Also included are seven other literary works on the theme of the senses and sensation.

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User Review  - YvetteKolstad - LibraryThing

My seventh graders enjoy reading this story each year because of its play format. Students also learn sign language as they read the book. There is a part for everyone - boys, girls, large parts, and ... Read full review

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An interesting glimpse of the challenges, frustrations, and ultimate triumps of Annie Sullivan and the Keller family to educate Helen, who at a young age, became both deaf and blind. Gibson makes the ... Read full review


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Playwright and novelist William Gibson was born on November 13, 1914. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1938. He wrote numerous plays including A Cry of Players, Dinny and the Witches, Two for the Seesaw, Golda, and Monday after the Miracle. He won the 1959 Tony Award for Best Play for The Miracle Worker. His novel, The Cobweb, was made into a movie in 1955. The Miracle Worker and Two for the Seesaw were both made into movies in 1962. He died on November 25, 2008 at the age of 94.

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