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Motherless is a play by an unknown author.

The original text

To date nothing has been found on a text by this name, except for references to it in articles on Hilda Attenboro and the 1909 silent film by this name (an adaptation of Les Deux Orphelines by D'Ennery and Cormon, 1874). Perhaps the play was itself also an English version of the French play - and so ultimately the source of the silent film . .

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Performance history in South Africa

1914: A play with this title was performed at the Palladium Theatre in Johannesburg by the London Repertoire Co., with a cast including Hilda Attenboro.


New Zealand Herald, 16 October 1915

NZ Truth, 7 October 1916

Rand Daily Mail, 10 June 1919

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