Agnes of God: A Drama

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Samuel French, Inc., 1982 - Drama - 76 pages
3 Reviews
Drama / Characters: 3 Females

Summoned to a covent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a young novitiat accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determindly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. A hit on Broadway and later on film.

"Riveting, powerful, electrifying drama...the dialogue crackles."-New York Daily News

"Outstanding play [that] intelligently with questions of religion and psychology."-The New York Times

"Unquestionably blindingly theatrical...cleverly executed blood and guts evening in the theatre."-New York Post


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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This is a very powerful play about the clash between fact and faith. Dr. Martha Livingstone is a court appointed psychiatrist sent to discover what happend when an infant born to a young nun is found ... Read full review

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This is such a well-written and thought-provoking play. Anyone looking to perform a dramatic show should seriously consider this.

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