WOMEN IN LETTERS / WOMEN IN SOCIETY
A performance based on two exceptional texts from the period of the Greek Revolution, that brings about the atmosphere and the ethos of their time. The former was written by a woman and focuses on the Revolution itself. It is the seminal work “NIKERATOS” (1826) by Evanthia Kairi. The second piece was written by a man. It is «GYNECOCRACY»(1841) by D. K. Vyzantios which focuses on the position and perception of women in post-Revolutionary Greece, as the newly established Greek nation itself fumbles in search of an identity, choosing to emulate European standards of the time.
The reading will be performed by the following actors, in alphabetical order: Konstantinos Efstratiou, Syrmo Keke, Kostas Koutsoulelos, Nestor Kopsidas, Menelaos Kyparissis, Katerina Lypiridou, Dimitris Magginas, Marilena Moschou, Electra Nikolouzou, Dimitris Passas.
Featuring students of the Greek Art Theatre “Karolos Koun” Drama School.
Direction: Katerina Georgoudaki, Marianna Calbari
Music supervision: Nestor KopsidasLive music: Konstantinos Efstratiou
Production design: Christina Calbari
Lighting direction: Stella Kaltsou
Organizer: Greek Art Theatre Karolos Koun, University of Athens, with the support of Athens 2018 World Book Capital
Section: Books and the Arts