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War and Theater in Ancient Greece

  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...

Karagiozis: The Puppet that Raised Generations of Greeks

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

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...

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.

The Spectacular Long-Lost Ancient Greek City of Thouria

The ancient Greek city of Thouria, located in the southern Peloponnese, Greece, thrived throughout antiquity, but was only discovered in 2007.

Theo James Makes Musical Debut in West End’s ‘City of Angels’

Greek-English actor Theo James, born Theodore Taptiklis, best known for his roles in blockbuster movies like "Divergent", will make his musical theatre debut in London with "City of Angels". James became a breakout star thanks to the "Divergent" movie series...

Titika Nikiforaki, Greece's Oldest Actress Dies at 105

Greece's oldest actress died on Saturday, October 19. Her name was Titika Nikiforaki and she was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1914. She first appeared as an actress at the Greek National Theater in 1935, at the age of 21. She played...

Liana Mesaikou’s ‘Fifty Shades of Melania’ Comes to NYC

Liana Mesaikou's one-woman comedic show, "Fifty Shades of Melania", makes its New York City debut on October 10. The show will premiere as part of the New York International Fringe Festival BYOV. LA-based Greek writer and actress Mesaikou made waves when...

Traditional Greek Dances Performances Underway in Athens Until September 22

A series of performances of Greek traditional dances will start on Sunday, August 18 in Athens and will continue until September 22. In central Athens' Philopappou Hill, at the ''Dora Stratou'' theater, performances will be held for five days every...

Melina Mercouri’s Songs Featured at Ancient Greek Theater Festival of Carnuntum

The Ancient Greek Theater Festival of Carnuntum, featuring Melina Mercouri, began on Saturday, at the amphitheater of the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum, today's Austrian city of Petronell. Mercouri was described at the festival as the ''most important Greek woman of...