Skip to main content
Loading Events
Flyer image
History & Politics, Literature, Theater & Dance

The Most Learned Woman

The Story of Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia

October 12, 2018
6:30 pm


The story of Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia,
the first woman ever to receive a doctorate from a university

By and with Laura Caparrotti (Narrator)

And with Nyssa Duchow (Violin)

Set by Sarah Edkins


1678, Padua. Elena Cornaro Piscopia becomes the first woman to obtain a doctorate from a university.  Her story begins in Venice, in a beautiful palace on the water. Voices from her life are told by a narrator who is going to bring the audience back to the 1600s, while a violin will give voice to Elena’s feelings.

Kairos Italy Theater – Casa Italiana’s theater company in residence – invites you to the first presentation of a work in progress that will have its Premiere at the Thompson Memorial Library at Vassar College on November 9th, 2018.

As part of its residency, KIT offers Casa Italiana goers the opportunity to attend a show in its development stage in order to invite them to see the final version when it returns to New York.