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Gawain in Arthurian legend, one of the knights of the Round Table who sought for the Holy Grail. He is Arthur's nephew, and is the hero of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.


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Gawain. Opera in 2 acts by Birtwistle to lib. by David Harsent after Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (anon., 14th cent.). Comp. 1987–90, rev. 1994. Prod. London (CG) 1991.

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