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Damien

Damien A L D Y T H M O R R I S Born in Belgium in 1840, Father Damien came to Hawai`i in 1864 and was ordained at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. In 1873, he chose to serve the urgent needs of people who, having contracted leprosy, had been forcibly isolated on a remote peninsula on the island of Moloka`i. He remained among those who were afflicted with leprosy and died in 1889, at the age of forty-nine, having contracted the disease himself. He was canonized by the Catholic Church in 2009. Damien, by Aldyth Morris, was first produced by the University of Hawai`i Department of Drama and Theatre and starred Terence Knapp. It opened at Kennedy Theatre, on the University of Hawai`i­Mänoa campus, in June 1976. In May 1977, Hawai`i Public Television began taping the play, with Knapp again in the role of Father Damien. The original stage script was retained and restaged for television by Executive Producer/Director Nino J. Martin. The televised version of Damien aired in Hawai`i in September 1977 and was broadcast nationally on PBS stations in January 1978. The production received the Peabody Award, Christopher Awards for author and director, a Corporation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Damien

Manoa , Volume 23 (2) – Mar 16, 2011

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A L D Y T H M O R R I S Born in Belgium in 1840, Father Damien came to Hawai`i in 1864 and was ordained at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. In 1873, he chose to serve the urgent needs of people who, having contracted leprosy, had been forcibly isolated on a remote peninsula on the island of Moloka`i. He remained among those who were afflicted with leprosy and died in 1889, at the age of forty-nine, having contracted the disease himself. He was canonized by the Catholic Church in 2009. Damien, by Aldyth Morris, was first produced by the University of Hawai`i Department of Drama and Theatre and starred Terence Knapp. It opened at Kennedy Theatre, on the University of Hawai`i­Mänoa campus, in June 1976. In May 1977, Hawai`i Public Television began taping the play, with Knapp again in the role of Father Damien. The original stage script was retained and restaged for television by Executive Producer/Director Nino J. Martin. The televised version of Damien aired in Hawai`i in September 1977 and was broadcast nationally on PBS stations in January 1978. The production received the Peabody Award, Christopher Awards for author and director, a Corporation

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Published: Mar 16, 2011

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