Hrotsvit of Gandersheim

Standard Name: Hrotsvit of Gandersheim
Birth Name: Hrotsvit
Self-constructed Name: Hrotsvit of Gandersheim
Indexed Name: Hroswitha
Indexed Name: Roswitha
Hrotsvit of Gandersheim , living in Germany in the tenth century and writing in Latin, produced six (or seven, depending on the method of counting) short plays as well as poems (legendary saints' lives, historical epics, and a dream vision).
Black and white later oval illustration of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, shown from the waist up, wearing a nun's habit, wimple, etc. A coat of arms is depicted behind her.
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Performance of text Christopher St John
CSJ 's translation from the pioneering woman playwright Hrosvit, Hrotsvit, or Roswitha , a one-act play called Paphnutius, was first performed by the Pioneer Players at the Savoy Theatre , London.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
Cockin, Katharine. Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives. Cassell, 1998.


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