Reviewed by George Basler When The Miracle Worker opened on Broadway in 1959, it was a smash hit and made immediate stars of Patty Duke as the young Helen Keller and Anne Bancroft as her teacher, Anne Sullivan. More than 50 years later, the play remains an emotional tour de force with great popular appeal. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why. The true story of how Sullivan used the power of language and a “tough love” approach to unlock the mind of the...
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