Agnes of God: A Drama

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Samuel French, Inc., 1982 - Drama - 76 pages
2 Reviews
Drama / Characters: 3 Females

Summoned to a covent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a young novitiat accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determindly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. A hit on Broadway and later on film.

"Riveting, powerful, electrifying drama...the dialogue crackles."-New York Daily News

"Outstanding play [that]...deals intelligently with questions of religion and psychology."-The New York Times

"Unquestionably blindingly theatrical...cleverly executed blood and guts evening in the theatre."-New York Post

 

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I didn't realize this started out as a play and then a movie. It was a book from a box that my dad had given me, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It was decent, but nothing spectacular. It felt rather ... Read full review

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This is such a well-written and thought-provoking play. Anyone looking to perform a dramatic show should seriously consider this.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
7
Section 4
52
Section 5
76
Section 6
78
Section 7
80
Section 8
81
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