Illustration of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan

The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson

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Discuss the use of food and drink as significant parts of the action of The Miracle Worker.

The end of The Miracle Worker has been described by some critics as ''too sentimental." Do you agree? What, then, does ''sentimental'' mean?

Read Two for the Seesaw. What are the qualities of Anne Bancroft as an actress that would prompt directors to cast her as the heroine of two such different plays as The Miracle Worker and Two for the Seesaw?

How many kinds of sign language are used in the U. S.? Research the methods of hand-spelling used with people who are both deaf and blind.

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