The Little Town of Bethlehem: A Play for the Christmastide in Three Parts
The Bible story is handled artistically, reverentially and accurately ... In none of the scenes was our Lord or the Virgin Mary in view ... [Nevertheless], the play presents an appealing story of the dawn of the spiritual idea of Christianity. --New York Times, 01/22/1909.
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baby bangles beautiful Caesar Callust cariston and glaucus cariston looking cariston smiling cariston tenderly child cordelia impatiently cordelia scornfully CURTAIN door draw water drink Emmanuel Enter cariston Enter pompilius Enter several women evermore eyes Father FAUSTINA Cariston Faustina coming Faustina drawing Faustina impatiently Faustina laughing Faustina lifting Faustina looking Faustina rises FAUSTINA softly Faustina starting Faustina trembling FOURTH SHEPHERD furlongs Gods of Rome Greece hair hath healed heart Hebrew hills House of Plutonius innkeeper's wife Israel Jehovah Judea Kings Lady leper leprosy Lord maiden Mother Nazarene woman night Noble Faustina pass pearls Perchance Pharisee poet pompilius significantly poor prescience road roman soldier laughing SCENE seat SECOND JEW SECOND SHEPHERD SECOND WOMAN speaking Star taking her hand Tetrarch third roman soldier THIRD WOMAN tone town of Bethlehem unconquerable Rome veil virgin mary chanting virgin mary singing voice walk watching wife with dignity window wisemen