Agnes of God

Agnes of God

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by John Pielmeier
     
 

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A dead newborn is found in a wastebasket at a convent. The mother, a devout young nun, lies unconscious nearby. A psychiatrist must evaluate her. The truth goes beyond what happened on the fateful night of conception.

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A dead newborn is found in a wastebasket at a convent. The mother, a devout young nun, lies unconscious nearby. A psychiatrist must evaluate her. The truth goes beyond what happened on the fateful night of conception.

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Agnes of God (1982), a somber, rather slow three-character tragedy, concerns Agnes, 21, a deranged nun accused of murdering her newborn. A court-appointed psychiatrist, an atheist, and the Mother Superior spar ineffectively on theology and miracles and discuss their lives. Twice the doctor puts Agnes under hypnosis, revealing a tortured childhood, denials, and, finally, a confession and improbable motive. As scripted in this new recording of the play, Agnes sings many plainsongs, with which Emily Bergl, a fine actor, is plaintive; Barbara Bain's Mother Superior is rock solid; Harriet Harris, the doctor, tends to be flat instead of neutral in interrogations but is better in monologs. The screenplay for the 1985 film adaptation also by Pielmeier omitted monologs and extraneous dialog and added interesting characters and a happy ending; its video version is better suited to the general public. This audio program is recommended for libraries serving film and drama students rather than for popular consumption. Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452257702
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1985
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Agnes Of God 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crazy!