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Meryl Streep to Play Maria Callas in HBO’s ‘Master Class’

Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep will play legendary Greek opera singer Maria Callas in the HBO movie, "Master Class." Set to begin filming in January, the HBO movie is an adaptation of Terrence McNally's play that centers on Callas' series...

Amnesty Blasts Monk Mocker Conviction

The conviction and 10-month suspended sentence for a Greek blogger who mocked a respected monk should cause "serious concern," the human rights group Amnesty International said, expressing its reservations over the prosecution of the man for creating a parody...

Samaras Stripping Greeks' Civil Liberties

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ plans to repeal laws granting citizenship to second-generation immigrants who were born in Greece, speak Greek and go to Greek school, and his embarrassing double jeopardy re-trial of an investigative journalist who revealed the...

Greece Prosecutes Corpus Christi for Blasphemy

The public prosecutor’s office in Athens has charged the organizers, producers and cast of the play Corpus Christi with blasphemy following a lawsuit filed by Bishop Seraphim of Piraeus. Directed by Albanian-born Laertis Vasiliou, Terrence McNally’s play had been staged...

Anti-Golden Dawn Cleric Gets Death Threats

A Greek Orthodox Church leader said he has been receiving threatening phone calls after speaking out against the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that is on a rampage against immigrants, gays, Leftists, Capitalists and those it considers blasphemers. The party rose...

Samaras Lets Golden Dawn Do His Dirty Work

After Greece’s stalemated elections in May where he suffered an ignominious showing, New Democracy Capitalist leader Antonis Samaras made a hard turn to the right when he saw that the deranged neo-Nazis of Golden Dawn were usurping his conservative...

Police Arrest Golden Dawn MP for Theater Protest

Police have brought charges against a Member of Parliament of the far rightists Golden Dawn party for stopping them when they tried to arrest a protester at a demonstration that blocked the showing of a play that the group...

Jesus Christ! You Can't Blaspheme in Greece?

Of all the silly laws – and there are plenty, such as one in Massachusetts which says that a mourner at a wake may eat no more than three sandwiches – it’s pretty hard to beat blasphemy, which makes...

Greek Holy Synod Condemns 'Corpus Christi' Play Αs Blasphemous

Described by the Catholic Church as heretic, the controversial theater play “Corpus Christi” by Terrence McNally is to be presented for the first time to Greek audiences by Greek director Laertes Vassiliou and the theater group "Artisan." The Greek Holy...