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
Wilfred Mellers

If the musical, like the political, conventions of The Cradle seem slightly dated ("thirtyish"), this song [the Gus and Sadie duet] certainly demonstrates one of the qualities that distinguishes Art from Entertainment or from Propaganda; it is a "moment of truth", and its truth is impervious to time.