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Satire and Satyr At Epidaurus

C72E0FD1108369FD55C796250F9C7230National Theatre of Greece is going to perform  and come on stage with only satirical drama that will now bring Cyclops by Euripides.
The performance will be staged by Vassilis Papavassiliou, with the leading triumvirate of Dimitris Piatas (Cyclops), Nikos Karathanos (Odysseus) and Nikos Hatzopoulos (Silenos). A 17-member male troupe will accompany them to serve the discerning view and witty humor of the director, turning the stage into a theater festival.
The Cyclops is an Ancient Greek satyr play by Euripides, the only complete satyr play that has survived antiquity. It is a comical burlesque-like play on the same story depicted in book nine of Homer’s Odyssey.
Odysseus has lost his way on the voyage home from the Trojan War. He and his hungry crew make a stop in Sicily at Mount Aetna, which is inhabited by Cyclopes.
They come upon the Satyrs and their father Silenus, who have been separated from their god Dionysus and enslaved by a Cyclops (named Polyphemus in the Odyssey). These characters are not contained in the Odyssey’s version of the event. Their addition provides much of the humor due to their cowardly and drunken behavior.

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