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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