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The Most Learned Woman - A play

The Most Learned Woman - A play

A Kairos Italy Theater production by and with Laura Caparrotti with Nyssa Duchow (Violin) Set by Sarah Edkins

The Most Learned Woman is an original theater piece that tells the story of Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman to earn a doctorate from a university. Her story starts in Venice, in a beautiful palace on the water. Voices of her life are told by a narrator who is going to bring the audience back to 1600, while a violin will give voice to Elena’s feelings.

The play will take place in the Thompson Library Cornaro Room - underneath the great stained glass window of Elena Cornaro, herself. 

Gelato reception to follow in the Library Lobby.

To reserve tickets, please email box office@vassar.edu

Presented with the support of the Vassar College Libraries, the Creative Arts Across Disciplines, the Italian Department, the Dean of Faculty Office, and the Garnsey Fund.


Related LibGuide: Vassar College History by Laura Streett

Friday, November 9, 2018
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Main Library

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