The Miracle Worker
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PROLIFIC AUTHOR DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1968 | PDX RETRO
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) Helen Keller was a popular author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf/ blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her story has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. She was inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame in 1971.
Physicality key in Playcrafter's 'Miracle Worker'
Physicality key in Playcrafter's 'Miracle Worker' : It's the physicality of the portrayal that sells Laila Haley as the young Helen. The 11-year-old Matherville, Ill., girl displays her character's frustration, panic and unruliness while flopping around on the stage, wrestling with Cayte McClanathan's Anne Sullivan or causing upheaval in the 1880s Alabama house where "Miracle Worker" is set.