The Miracle Worker, a 1957 play by William Gibson, is based on Helen Keller’s autobiography. It tells the transformational story of Helen Keller, a blind and deaf woman who learns from a special teacher, Anne Sullivan, how to live in the world.
Helen’s remarkable story is one of perseverance and love. Helen’s life began in darkness and chaos. Through the work of a teacher who understood not only what Helen lacked,but what Helen needed, she was able to transform into a fully integrated adult. Anne gave her discipline, language, and ultimately hope.