Theater Productions About Helen Keller

Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Creator: 

Perkins School for the Blind

Date Range: 
1960 - 1994, bulk 1980s
Call number: 
AG67
Abstract: 

This collection includes programs and clippings from various productions of The Miracle Worker, Monday After the Miracle, Helen and Annie, and other theatrical performances related to Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.

Extent: 
.5 linear feet, 1 box
Language: 
English
Processed by: 

Susanna Coit, 2018

Biographical/Historical notes: 

Many plays have been written about Helen Keller’s story. Among the best known are The Miracle Worker and Monday After the Miracle.

William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker was first produced on Broadway in 1959 and was released as a movie in 1962. The play tells the story of Helen Keller’s childhood education, guided by Anne Sullivan. A made-for-television version of the play was aired in 1979 and 2000. In addition to these well-known performances, there have been many others at smaller theatres around the world.

Monday After the Miracle, also by Gibson was released in 1982 as a follow up of Keller’s story. While not as popular or well-known as The Miracle Worker, there have been many productions including one at the Eugene O’Neill Theater in New York City.

Restrictions: 
None
Credit line/Citation: 
Theater Productions About Helen Keller, Perkins School for the Blind
Scope/Contents: 

This collection includes programs and newspaper clippings from various productions of The Miracle Worker, Monday After the Miracle, and other theatrical presentations of the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. The performances were produced by both smaller local theaters as well as larger productions at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York City. Programs include a selection of both national and international performances. Clippings represent reviews of performances as well as publicity for a televised showing of The Miracle Worker in 1979.

Arrangement: 

B1:F1 = Box 1: Folder 1

TMW = The Miracle Worker

MAW = Monday After the Miracle

Series 1: The Miracle Worker

Series 2: Monday After the Miracle

Series 3: Other Productions

This collection is arranged in three series by production. The contents of each series is arranged chronologically when possible.

Container List: 

Box: 1
Series 1 The Miracle Worker:

B1:F1: TMW: Theatre Arts, 1960

B1:F2: TMW: Merrimack Regional Theatre, Lowell (MA), 1981

B1:F3: TMW: Theatre New Brunswick, Canada, 1981

B1:F4: TMW: Ivy Green, Tuscumbia (AL), 1984, 1993

B1:F5: TMW: C.A.S.C.E.J., Spain, 1984

B1:F6: TMW: Phoenix Little Theatre, Phoenix (AZ), 1987

B1:F7: TMW: Apex High School, Cary (NC), 1992

B1:F8: TMW: The Grand Theatre, London (ON, Canada), 1994

B1:F9: TMW: Salem STate Theatre, Salem (MA), 1994

B1:F10: TMW: Wyndams Theatre, London, 1994

B1:F11: TMW: Theatre Studio Theatre, undated

B1:F12: TMW: Clippings, 1979, 1981

B1:F13: Early script (“The Deliverers”), undated

Series 2 Monday After the Miracle:

B1:F14: MAW: Eugene O’Neill Theatre, New York (NY), 1982

B1:F15: MAW: Timber Lake Playhouse, Illinois, 1985

B1:F16: MAW: The Lincoln Community Playhouse, Nebraska, 1985

B1:F17: MAW: RWC Coffeehouse Theatre, undated

B1:F18: MAW: Parish Players, Vermont, undated

B1:F19: MAW: Clippings, 1985

Series 3 Other Productions:

B1:F20: Royal National Institute for the Blind: Anna’s story, 1990

B1:F21: Photo, Christmas tree and statue, undated

B1:F22: Helen: Polka Theatre for Children, London, 1990

B1:F23: Magazines: Helen Keller Festival, 1980, 1993

Subject Headings: 

Perkins School for the Blind.

Perkins School for the Blind--History.

Keller, Helen, 1880-1968.

Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936.

The Miracle Worker.

Monday After the Miracle.

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