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Children of a Lesser God

Mark Medoff wrote the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God in 1979 for actress Phyllis Frelich. It became the first play for a hearing audience with a leading role for a deaf performer. The play tells the story of James Leeds, a speech instructor, and his marriage to Sarah Norman, a deaf woman.

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bert, Norman (ed.). Theatre Alive! 1991.

                 Call Number: PN6112.T437 1991

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised EditionCall Number: REF PN1625.C68 2003

o        Vol. 5, pg. 2306

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o        Vol. 23, pg. 292-5

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1601.D595

o        Vol. 4, pgs. 52-64

  • Masterplots II: Drama SeriesCall Number: REF PN6112.5.M37 1990

o        Vol. 1, pg. 335-40


Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale

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