Paphnutius by Hrotsvit (Birch (dir)

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A reading of the play 'Pahnutius' by Hrotsvit (Birch (dir), held as part of an interdisciplinary international symposium on the playwright at the University of Hull organized by Professor Katharine Cockin on 31st May 2014 to mark the centenary of a 1914 production by the Pioneer Players directed by Edith Craig. Birch directed 'Pahnutius' as a part of walking in the footsteps of Edith Craig to direct the plays she directed for the Pioneer Players one hundred years ago.This play by Hrotsvit is considered to be the first ever play written.

Bibliographic note

Birch is following the footsteps of Edith Craig and hopes to direct all the plays directed by Craig for the Pioneer Players. Professor Katharine Cockin, her research partner is the author of Edith Craig (1869-1947): Dramatic Lives, London: Cassell, 1998.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment of English, University of Hull
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 31 May 2014

Author keywords

  • 10th century, nun, first playwright, Gandersheim Abbey, Edith Craig, Pioneer Players