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mother superior

the head of a community of nuns
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Mother Superior Charles Busch Sister Walburga, Mrs.
A pious Mother Superior (Busch) in desperate need of a wealthy benefactor to rescue the dilapidated convent from bankruptcy.
The show, with Sally Struthers as the Mother Superior, comes to the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts Friday and Saturday.
The nuns include Sister Mary Amnesia, who lost her memory after a crucifix fell on her head, the street-wise Sister Robert Anne, and the very earthy Mother Superior.
From its onset, nearly any analysis of the mother superior as thematic, symbol, or character type is going to be problematic, and this study can really only scratch the surface of what may be read into or (perhaps more appropriately) has been written into mother superiors as characters in French-Canadian literature.
1) It is true that there are numerous examples, both historical and literary, of mother superiors that do not fit this stereotype.