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December 16, 1916

The Vassar Dramatic Workshop, a product of Vassar’s first class in playwriting, taught by Professor of English Gertrude Buck, gave its first production, a one-act play adapted from Nobel laureate Selma Lagerlöf’s short story, “A Christmas Guest.”

Vassar was the first college to offer a course in drama and to use the theater in the English curriculum.

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