The miracle worker: a play in three acts

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S. French, 1960 - Drama - 110 pages
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Drama / 7m, 7f / Unit set Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water." "Interesting, absorbing and moving." - New York Post

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1960)

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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