A Comedy in Two Acts by G. Martinez Sierra
The English Version by Helen and Harley Granville Barker
I. The ironing room of a laundry in the Calle de Madera, Madrid
II. The living-room behind the laundry.
III. As in Scene I.
Senora Andrea Jose Maria
The Apprentice Seftor Ramon Carmen A Reporter Lola Sefior Julian Julieta A Postman
The reputation of the Spanish dramatist, Sierra, is now European.
The setting of his plays is, naturally, Spanish, but their homeliness and sincerity need only translation to appeal to an international audience.
Wife to a Famous Man, which was first performed in Madrid in 1914, contains a moral which has universal application. In the words of the author, 'when a woman truly loves a man - whether he is a hero, or whether he is a scoundrel - she's bound to suffer for it.'
In particular, the play is dedicated to 'Woman - that admirable thing, unspoiled, sound as a ripe nut, sweet, but not too sweet - "Manola" - the working woman of Madrid.'
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
EMILIE WALDRON (Soprano) ALICE VAUGHAN (Contralto)
GEOFFREY Dams (Tenor)
JAMES HOWELL (Bass)
THE STUDIO CHORUS
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