The Miracle Worker
Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness. Born deaf, blind, and mute, with no way to express herself or comprehend those around her, she flew into primal rages against anyone who tried to help her, fighting tooth and nail with a strength born of furious, unknowing desperation.
Then Annie Sullivan came. Half-blind herself, ...more
I went to this play and read this book when I was in grade 4. It had a huge impact on me. It was all I could talk about for weeks. I wanted to go see it again and again. It will always be one of my favorite plays. Another friend just posted a review of Helen Keller's autobiography and I look forward to reading that one too. I would love to see this play with my daughter.
I remember watching as Helen got so upset when she couldn't express herself and fought those who tried ...more
Helen Keller was one of those players. My grandmother said that Helen had to have an interpreter present on stage, not only to convey questions to her, but to interpret her spoken words, since Helen never really mastered speaking well enough to be understood by strangers. At the times my gr ...more
The play was about Helen Keller when ...more
Helen had been a normal child until she developed a fever which left her deaf, mute and blind. She had no one to teach her how to function in a day to day life with her family. She behaved as a spoiled and unruly child. Her table manners were horrible and she was not able to connect with anyone. Her parents reached ...more
This is my third or fourth go-round with William Gibson's The Miracle Worker. I'll be directing it this fall at my school, and so with any play comes the inevitable multiple-readings; this weekend was my "Design Read," where my focus is redirected from the character, plot, language, and meaning of the show to the practical needs and abstract ideas for a production (where does this tabl ...more
The Miracle Worker was one of those plays intended to reach out to the readers' hearts. The story is of Helen Keller, one of the most iconic figures throughout the world, and her struggle with Annie Sullivan to gain understanding of the world around her.
It portrays a crude glimpse at what Helen's life, and the life of those around her, had in store. Crafted from historical fiction, The Miracle Worker shows how each relation to Helen was "broken" in some way, and how Helen seemed to be the center...more
The characters, being based after real people, were interesting and full of personality. Just from reading the dialougue and stage directions, you could get a good glimpse into their life. I felt Annie was portrayed well and was consistant throughout the story.
The plot moved along nicely and I like (view spoiler)[how Annie didn't manage to succeed the first time around. (hide spoiler)] I did feel the ...more
13 October 2015
English Book Love Assessment
The book I read for this assessment was The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. I was interested in the story of Helen Keller when I started learning sign language at school so I decided to read this book about her. When Helen was just over a year old she caught an illness that left her deaf and blind. Her parents tried taking her to special doctors but no one could cure Helen. They Keller’s didn’t know how to help her ...more
William Gibson was a Tony Award-winning American playwright and novelist. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1938.
Gibson's most famous play is The Miracle Worker (1959), the story of Helen Keller's childhood education, which won him the Tony Award for Best Pla ...more
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' No one knows,'I replied; 'but we know it is not the body, and it is that part of us which thinks and loves and hopes'...[and] is invisible...'But if I write what my soul thinks,'she said, 'then it will be visible, and the words will be its body.”