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 . .
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
New Zealand Herald, 16 October 1915
NZ Truth, 7 October 1916
Rand Daily Mail, 10 June 1919
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