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The Book of the City of Ladies


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rBy Christine de Pizan , translated by Rosalind Brown and dramatised in five parts by Carol McGuigan. Christine de Pizan was France's first professional woman of letters in the 15th century. This allegorical fantasy about building a fortress for women from the stories and legends of female valour is considered to be her greatest work. 1: Three deities appear to Christine in her sleep- Reason, Rectitude and Justice. They command herto set about righting male slanders against women by building a city of ladies.
Director Polly Thomas. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Christine de Pizan
Translated By: Rosalind Brown
Unknown: Carol McGuigan.
Unknown: Christine de Pizan
Director: Polly Thomas.
Christine: Kathym Hunt
Reason: Claire Benedict
Rectitude: Helen Lederer
Justice: Barbara Marten
Voice of the Clods 1: Stephen Tomlln
Voice of the Clods 2: Martin Reeve

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The Book of the City of Ladies

BBC Radio 4 FM, 1 January 2001 19.45

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