The Miracle Worker Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Stage Setting

• Play was originally adapted in 1957.

• Main source was collection of Annie's letters.

• Stage is cut diagonally.

• First scene is in nighttime.

• The only props are a crib, a blanket and the doctor's stethoscope.

• People on set are Kate Keller, Captain Arthur Keller, Helen, and Dr. Howe.

• The location is in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

• The year is 1880.

• Other scenes take place in the yard, dining room, bedroom, and the Perkins Institute.

• Setting often focuses on one main character with action in the periphery.

Act 1

• Dr. Howe tells the Kellers that Helen will recover.

• Helen plays with the other children.

• Helen exhibits unruly behavior.

• The family discusses placing Helen in an asylum.

• No one knows how to discipline Helen.

• The family contacts several doctors and finally gets in touch with the director of the Perkins Institute

• Anagnos chooses a governess for Helen.

• Annie Sullivan prepares to go to Alabama...

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