William  Gibson





William Gibson


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
November 13, 1914

Died
November 25, 2008

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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 Play after he adapted it from his original 1957 telefilm script. He adapted the work again for the 1962 film version, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay; the same actresses who previously had won Tony Awards for their performances in the stage version, Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, received Academy Awards for the film ve
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Average rating: 4.21 · 30,228 ratings · 377 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Miracle Worker

4.21 avg rating — 29,925 ratings — published 1956 — 23 editions
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Two for the Seesaw

3.92 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1958 — 3 editions
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A Mass for the Dead

4.11 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1968 — 3 editions
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Shakespeare's Game

4.22 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Monday After the Miracle: A...

3.86 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Golda's Balcony

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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A Cry of Players

3.71 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1969 — 4 editions
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The Butterfingers Angel, Ma...

3.55 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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The Seesaw Log: A Chronicle...

3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1984
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The Cobweb

3.53 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1954 — 5 editions
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“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
William Gibson, The Miracle Worker

“At another time she asked,'what is a soul?'
' 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.”
William Gibson, The Miracle Worker

“She is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open. Perhaps there is a treasure inside.”
William Gibson, The Miracle Worker

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