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The Magical World of Wit and Wisdom of Ancient Greek Comedy

In the rich history of ancient Greek culture, comedy shines as a vibrant example of literature and theater that deeply shaped the world of art. Originating from the joyous celebrations in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine, fertility, and...

Greek and Turkish State Theaters to Collaborate for the First Time

The General Directorate of Turkish State Theaters and the Greek Municipal Theatre of Piraeus will co-produce Shakespeare's epic love story Romeo and Juliet. Collaborating for the First Time Speaking at the 2024 Theater Everywhere launch of the Turkish state directorate in...

Ancient Greece’s Antidote to War Was Theater and Sports

  Contrary to war, theater was a place of light and allowed Greeks to face each other and learn of their history together in the very light of the day. By Evaggelos Vallianatos Mountains, forests, rivers, and extremely difficult terrain divided the...

Thespis of Icaria: The Ancient Greek That Invented Acting

Aristotle of Ancient Greece gave much to human history. Yet, that legacy includes far more than just philosophy, for the famed polymath gifted us Thespis of Icaria as well, a name that might otherwise have been forgotten. Two hundred years...

Karagiozis: The Puppet that Entertained Generations of Greek Children

Karagiozis is the main character of Greek shadow puppet theater shows, and has been a constant for generations of children in Greece. 

Roman Emperor Nero’s Private Theater Discovered In Rome

The private theater of Roman Emperor Nero, mentioned by many ancient historians in their scripts, has been accidentally discovered in Rome during building works to construct a hotel. The discovery unveils the venue where Nero rehearsed poetry and music, and...

The Life of Greek Movie Star and Activist Tzeni Karezi

Greek actress Tzeni Karezi was one of the most prolific actresses of the "Golden Age" of Greek cinema, which ran from the '50s to the '60s.

Iron Age House From the 10th Century BC Discovered in Greece

One of the earliest Iron Age houses in Greece has recently been discovered by archaeologists at Thorikos, an ancient village near the city of Lavrion, south of Athens. The discovery was made by researchers from the University of Göttingen, under...

“Women of Zalongo”: Play Inspired by Brave Greek Women Opens in CA

The contemporary theatrical play “Women of Zalongo”, written by Maria Cominis and directed by Kari Hayter, premieres regionally on March 3-12 in Fullerton, CA and on March 18 and 19 in Santa Monica. The performance is inspired by the playwright’s...

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival Keeps Ancient Greek Theater Alive

Each year, actors, directors, and theater lovers from around the world come to Greece to participate in the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. One of Europe's oldest continuously running festivals, the event revives one of Greece's most ancient and revered arts—theater. The...