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Author Medoff, Mark, 1940-2019.

Title Children of a lesser god : a play in two acts / Mark Medoff.

Publication Info. Salt Lake City : Gibbs M. Smith, [1987]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  812.54 MEDOFF    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  812.54 MED    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  812.54 MED    Check Shelf
Description 97 pages ; 22 cm
Note Reprint. Originally published: Clifton, N.J. : J.T. White, ©1980.
Summary After three years in the Peace Corps, James, a young speech therapist, joins the faculty of a school for the deaf, where he is to teach lip-reading. He meets Sarah, a school dropout, totally deaf from birth, and estranged both from the world of hearing and from those who would compromise to enter that world. Fluent in sign language, James tries, with little success, to help Sarah, but gradually the two fall in love and marry. At first their relationship is a happy and glowing one, as the gulf of silence between them seems to be bridged by their desire to understand each other's needs and feelings, but discord soon develops as Sarah becomes militant for the rights of the deaf and rejects any hint that she is being patronized and pitied. In the end the chasm between the worlds of sound and silence seems almost too great to cross, but love and compassion hold the hope of reconciliation, and a deeper, fuller understanding of differences that, in the final essence, can unite as well as divide.
Subject Deaf women -- Drama.
Deaf -- Means of communication -- Drama.
Teachers of the deaf -- Drama.
Speech therapists -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
American drama.
Deaf -- Means of communication. (OCoLC)fst00888490
Deaf women. (OCoLC)fst00888565
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Speech therapists. (OCoLC)fst01129261
Teachers of the deaf. (OCoLC)fst01144511
Genre/Form Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
ISBN 0879052724 (pbk.)
9780879052720 (pbk.)
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