Re: The Cradle
The Cradle Will Rock has been loved and loathed. Here are a few opinions.
Brooks Atkinson Leonard Bernstein Marc Blitzstein Harold Clurman
Alistair Cooke Aaron Copland Hallie Flanagan Mary McCarthy
Wilfred Mellers George Jean Nathan Tim Robbins Howard da Silva
Virgil Thomson Orson Welles
Marc Blitzstein

The characters in The Cradle Will Rock are two-dimensional; types, rather than individuals. In a sense they are cartoon characters, larger than life, sometimes even larger than theatre life. The Cradle is thus a kind of modern morality play.