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The Miracle Worker by William  Gibson
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Dec 21, 11

bookshelves: poetry-and-plays, goodwill-finds
Read on December 20, 2011

I had watched the film version shortly after its release in 2000, but I never realized that it was based on a play. Reading the play was like reading the script for the film! The story of Helen Keller is an amazing one and this version of it was well-worked. Gibson did a good job of giving each of the characters unique personalities, without making them seem one-dimensional


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David A. It's a shame you saw the highly inferior recent film. Get ahold of the Anne Bancroft-Patty Duke 1962 version. There's a reason it won Ms. Bancroft & Ms. Duke each an Oscar for portraying Annie Sullivan & Helen Keller respectively (plus Oscar noms for Direction, Adapted Screenplay, & Costumes).

Laura Verret Hi, David - thanks for the recommendation! I did enjoy the 2000 version, but then, I've never seen the older one. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it!

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