Adaptor 1 Mary Agnes, Sister
Date of First Production
1915
Title A Shakespeare Pageant: Dialogue for Commencement Day
Place of First Production
St. Mary's Academy, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Production Company
St. Mary's Academy
Series Festival Title
High School Commencement
Cast/Performers
Ruth, graduate:
Angela, graduate:
Mabel, graduate:
Eleanor, graduate:
Mildred, a school friend:
Prospero:
Miranda:
Ariel:
Duke Frederick:
Rosalind:
Celia:
Lady Macbeth:
Gentlewoman:
King Lear:
Cordelia:
Kent:
Portia:
Titania:
Puck:
Elves:
Fairies:
Ophelia:
Publishing and Multimedia
*Mary Agnes, Sister. "A Shakespeare Pageant: Dialogue for Commencement Day." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project.
[Link1].
*Mary Agnes, Sister. "A Shakespeare Pageant: Dialogue for Commencement Day." The Queen of Sheba and Other Dramas. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, 1915.
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Secondary Materials
*Fischlin, Daniel. "Adaptation as a Rite of Passage: A Shakespeare Pageant." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project.
[Link1].
*Fischlin, Daniel. "Adaptation as a Rite of Passage: A Shakespeare Pageant." Canadian Theatre Review 111 (Summer 2002): 74.
*Fish, Kathlyn Marian. "Letter." The Beaver (Oct./Nov. 2001):13-23.
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Adaptor 1 Biography
"Sister M. Agnes belonged to a well-to-do family of Boston, studied three years at our boarding-school at Hochelaga. She obtained not only her graduation medal but a solid culture quite vast. Due to her intelligence and her love of study, she continued after her entry into our Community to increase her learning and she became one of our most competent English teachers.
"We are indebted to one of her pupils for the following: -- From the year 1909 to that of 1928, there dwelt in our midst at St. Mary's Academy, Winnipeg, a little lady known to the students and faculty as 'Sister M. Agnes.' Of frail physique, slight in build, she gave to the causual acquaintance, the impression of one whose efforts might be of necessity limited and whose influence, in consequence, would be narrowed in scope. Yet, how quickly this impression gave way to one of very different character, we who knew her and loved her, learned very quickly. [...]
"A devoted teacher, Sister M. Agnes was also a writer of great ability, her plays, founded upon Holy Scripture, for presentation in colleges and schools being in great demand, not only in our country but also from points overseas -- Australia, Philippine Islands, England, etc. Sixty-eight of her compositions were printed and scarcely a day passed without bringing her an order to fill. Sister also wtote cum permissu superiorum for various magazines and though retired from active teaching duties, in late years she continued to labor in Our Lord's vineyard till the last. She translated the Little Chronicle for several years and Mother General's circulars until last year. She edited The Mission Review, a magazine published by the Sisters of the Holy Names in aid of their missions in Africa, and to bring to the pupils of the Order, past and present, the work being done by the Community. That she should have been the means of promoting, from her wheelchair, -- to which she had been confined of recent years, -- the work of the mssions, after her long life of active hours in the class-room, must have been a great consolation to her. 'The missionaries are the greatest heroes of the world,' she would often repeat. [...]
"Sister M. Agnes was seventy-seven years, eight months, thirteen days old and spent fifty-five years, seven months, twenty-seven days in the religious life" (2 Apr. 1939. qtd. from Chronicles of St. Mary's Academy and College).
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Adaptor 1 Bibliography
*Daigneault, Betty. "Plays by Sister Mary Agnes: Copies available at St. Mary's Academy." Copy of notes (circa 1921-22) on performances of plays by Sister Mary Agnes.
*M., J. Entertainment at St. Mary's Academy. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, Thursday, April 7, 1921.
*Mary Agnes, Sister. Christmas Guests: A Christmas Play for Girls. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, 1915.
*Mary Agnes, Sister. Little Cinderella. Short Plays and Recitations Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, 1922.
*Mary Agnes, Sister. Mary Magdalen. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, n.d. Program (copy).
*Mary Agnes, Sister. Plans for the Holidays: A School Play for Closing Exercises in the Grammar Grades. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, 1915.
*Mary Agnes, Sister. The Millionaire's Daughter: A School Play for Girls. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, 1915.
*Mary Agnes, Sister. The Queen of Sheba: A Biblical Drama. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, 1915.
*Mary Agnes, Sister. Plays by Sister Mary Agnes. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, n.d.
*"April 2, Sunday. -- Death of Sister M. Agnes." Chronicles of St. Mary's Academy and College. Winnipeg, 1939: 123-25.
*Chronicles of St. Mary's Academy and College. Winnipeg: St. Mary's Academy, 1936-1956.
*St. Mary's Academy. Journals, Articles, and Notes about Sister Mary Agnes. Winnipeg, St. Mary's Academy, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1919, 1921, 1924, 1928.
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Keywords
Amateur
Notes
Kathyln Marian Fish is Daniel Fischlin's great aunt and went to St. Mary's Academy during the time of Sister Mary Agnes.
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Adaptation of
The Tempest
As You Like It
Macbeth
King Lear
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hamlet
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