RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 1188601 LA English T1 The miracle worker, a play in three acts; A1 Gibson, William,, PB S. French PP New York YR 1960 SN 0573612382 9780573612381 AB The first year that Annie Sullivan spent teaching Helen Keller is depicted. "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"." -- Publisher's description.