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Agnes of God Themes and Motifs

An exploration and analysis of John Pielmeir's award-winning play
by Ivonne Rovira on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of Agnes of God Themes and Motifs

Agnes of God has
been performed
all around
the world in Toronto in Newark, N.J. in Gainesville, Fla. in Nashville in Youngstown, Ohio and, of course, Broadway in Chicago in Alicante, Spain in Goulburn, Australia in Christchurch, New Zealand in Edinburgh, Scotland premiered at Actors
Theatre Louisville
in 1980 “Gabrielle Archer in 'Agnes of God,’" One Way Community
http://onewaytv.blogspot.com/2011/10/gabrielle-archer-in-agnes-of-god.html

“Agnes of God (Library Edition Audio CDs),” Tower Books
http://www.tower.com/agnes-god-john-pielmeier-audio/wapi/100404276

Ventress Design Works posters
http://www.ventress.com/posters/razors_edge.php#

Hubris Productions
http://www.hubrisproductions.com/agnes_of_god.htm

“The Eternal Fight Between Reason and Faith in ‘Agnes of God,’” VEU, Cultural magazine of the Vicerectorate for Extracurricular Affairs, University of Alicante http://www.veu.ua.es/en/noticia/3965/la+eterna+lucha+entre+la+razon+y+la+fe+en+agnes+de+dios.html

“Agnes of God,” Lieder Theatre
http://www.liedertheatre.com/php/production_agnes_of_god_home.php “Agnes of God,” Elmwood Players
http://www.elmwood-players.org.nz/past_11_3.html

“Agnes of God,” Edinburgh Fringe
http://sgfringe.com/category/reviews/theatre/agnes-of-god/

“Agnes of God -- starring Barbara Bain, Emily Bergl, and Harriet Harris (Audio Theatre Series) [Unabridged] [Audio Cassette] ,” Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/starring-Barbara-Harriet-Harris-Theatre/dp/1580811590

“33rd Annual Humana Festival Of New American Plays 3/1/09,” BroadwayWorld.com
http://broadwayworld.com/article/33rd_Annual_Humana_Festival_Of_New_American_Plays_3109_20010101 Sources So why has this play
been so popular and
even won a Tony Award? Themes Agnes of God movie script available at http://www.awesomefilm.com/script/agnesofgod.txt Sources “Gabrielle Archer in 'Agnes of God,’" One Way Community
http://onewaytv.blogspot.com/2011/10/gabrielle-archer-in-agnes-of-god.html

“Agnes of God (Library Edition Audio CDs),” Tower Books
http://www.tower.com/agnes-god-john-pielmeier-audio/wapi/100404276

Ventress Design Works posters
http://www.ventress.com/posters/razors_edge.php#

Hubris Productions
http://www.hubrisproductions.com/agnes_of_god.htm

“The Eternal Fight Between Reason and Faith in ‘Agnes of God,’” VEU, Cultural magazine of the Vicerectorate for Extracurricular Affairs, University of Alicante http://www.veu.ua.es/en/noticia/3965/la+eterna+lucha+entre+la+razon+y+la+fe+en+agnes+de+dios.html

"Agnes of God Tony Awards Info," BroadwayWorld.com
http://broadwayworld.com/tonyawardsshowinfo.php?showname=Agnes%20of%20God “Agnes of God,” Lieder Theatre
http://www.liedertheatre.com/php/production_agnes_of_god_home.php

“Agnes of God,” Elmwood Players
http://www.elmwood-players.org.nz/past_11_3.html

“Agnes of God,” Edinburgh Fringe
http://sgfringe.com/category/reviews/theatre/agnes-of-god/

“Agnes of God -- starring Barbara Bain, Emily Bergl, and Harriet Harris (Audio Theatre Series) [Unabridged] [Audio Cassette] ,” Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/starring-Barbara-Harriet-Harris-Theatre/dp/1580811590

“33rd Annual Humana Festival Of New American Plays 3/1/09,” BroadwayWorld.com
http://broadwayworld.com/article/33rd_Annual_Humana_Festival_Of_New_American_Plays_3109_20010101

Agnes of Rome," Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_of_Rome
and Wikimedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2872-saint-agnes-domenichino.jpg Faith versus reason Allusions pun on Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) sister of Moses, who protected him as a baby truth v. Truth innocence Do miracles still occur? Agnes Mother Miriam Martha Psychiatrist is named for no-nonsense saint in The Bible.
She's a contrast with her sister Mary, who values
the things of heaven more than getting things
done on earth. Also a reference to St. Agnes of Rome, who is the patron saint of BOTH virgins and rape victims Amanda Plummer, who played Agnes on Broadway won the Tony Award for Best Actress in 1982.
The work was nominated for best play but did not win.

The movie was nominated for three Oscars. Any questions? Lamb of God = Jesus; think about being without sin and saving others. Based on a true story;
the novice lived in upstate
New York and the trial
was a huge sensation. in Washington, D.C.
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