Objective: In the beginning of the book, author William Gibson states that he has made some changes from the standard format to make the play more enjoyable to read as a work of literature. Some passages were added so that the text may be easier to read. Discuss Gibson's choice for the alterations.
1. Class discussion: Discuss the present format of THE MIRACLE WORKER. What precise changes were made by Gibson? How might they play have appeared in its previous incarnation? If possible find a copy of the teleplay or stage play as it originally appeared in and compare the two works.
2. Writing teleplays and screenplays require very specific rules. Using library or Internet resources research the format for each type of work. Make a list of the basics required in writing a play as well as a teleplay.
3. Homework: Write your own teleplay based on an average...
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