Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoffdrama
young deaf women, reluctant to learn to speak or read lips, working as maid in school for deaf, forms relationship with teacher.
fascinating view of how those viewed as disabled are expected to adjust to the world. and the degree to which ones relationships and life can be defined by this
interesting dialog about music
“I know you can feel it. But that’s just a small part of it.
You see, music is . . . ( Incredible subject to communicate.)
Music has a . . . ( But he’s going to try.) Music starts with
pitches. [P-i-t-c-h-e-s.] Sounds! High and low. A whole, huge
range of sounds. And each one has its own emotional life. And
then when you combine them and play them together — these two
and these two — it has a whole new life. And then you can play
them on different instruments — trombones, violins, flutes and
drums — The combinations are infinite! And then when you put it
all together, with a beginning, a middle, and an end, it grows into
a ... It transcends mere sound and speaks directly to your
heart — because you hear it! I don’t have the signs that can ... I
can’t explain it, I’m sorry.”
“Yes, I’m a terrific teacher : Grow, Sarah, but not too much.
Understand yourself, but not better than I understand you. Be
brave, but not so brave you don’t need me any more. Your silence
frightens me. When I’m in that silence, I hear nothing, I feel like
nothing. I can never pull you into my world of sound any more
than you can open some magic door and bring me into your
silence. I can say that now.”
Children of a Lesser God
An adaptation of Medoff's Tony Award —winning stage play of the same name , the film stars Marlee Matlin in an Oscar -winning performance and William Hurt as employees at a school for the deaf : a deaf custodian and a hearing speech teacher, whose conflicting ideologies on speech and deafness create tension and discord in their developing romantic relationship. Marking the film debut for deaf actress Matlin, Children of a Lesser God is notable for being the first since the silent film You'd Be Surprised to feature a deaf actor in a major role. With Frelich starring, Children of a Lesser God opened on Broadway in , received three Tony Awards , including Best Play , and ran for performances before closing in Following the vast success of his Broadway debut, Medoff, with fellow writer Anderson, penned a screenplay adapted from the original script. Though many changes were made, the core love story remained intact.
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I suppose this sounds like the complaint of a crank, but I would have admired "Children of a Lesser God" more if some of its scenes had been played without the benefit of a soundtrack. If a story is about the battle of two people over the common ground on which they will communicate, it's not fair to make the whole movie on the terms of only one of them.
rekindling an old flame wow