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Cradle Song

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"In 1911 [Martinez Sierra and his wife/co-author Maria] achieved a definitive and permanent triumph with the production of The Cradle Song.... The Cradle Song is a reminiscence of Maria's youth in Carabanchel, a town in which her father was convent doctor and where her sister took the veil, the Sister Joanna of the Cross of the play. [Martinez] has paused to probe some universal passion or emotion... in The Cradle Song, to echo the cry of the eternal mother instinct while has been stifled and denied.... The Cradle Song has been translated into many languages, and has been played and imitated widely throughout the civilized world." - Summary by The Translator Cast list: Sister Joanna of the Cross, 18 years of age: Annie Mars Teresa, aged 18: mlee06 The Prioress, aged 40: Adrian Stephens The Vicaress, aged 40: Sonia The Mistress of Novices, aged 36: mamatiff82 Sister Marcella, aged 19: Jenn Broda Sister Maria Jesus, aged 19: Matea Bracic Sister Sagrario, aged 18: ambsweet13 Sister Inez, aged 50: Melinda Fogle Sister Tornera, aged 30: Tomas Peter The Doctor, aged 60: ToddHW Antonio, aged 25: Odie ji Ghast The Poet: Alan Mapstone A Countryman: David Purdy Stage Directions: Larry Wilson Editing: ToddHW

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