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
 
Virgil Thomson

The most appealing operatic socialism since Louise . . . burning with the red flame of social hatred and glowing with the pure white light of Marxian fanaticism, the work turns out to be, curiously enough, the big charm-number of the year.