Crash Course Theater

Hrotsvitha, Hildegard, and the Nun who Resurrected Theater

Episode 9 | 11m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

When last we saw Theater, it was just making its way back in the West, by sneaking a little drama into the Easter mass. In today's episode, we're talking about Hrotsvitha, the cool 10th century nun from Lower Saxony who was maybe the first playwright of the new era of theater. She wrote comedies with a moral message, and influenced future heavy hitters like Hildegard of Bingen.

Aired: 09/25/18

Rating: NR

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