|Born||8 December 1940|
|Died||30 June 2012 71) (aged|
Thymios Karakatsanis (Piraeus, 8 December 1940 – Athens, 30 June 2012) was a Greek actor with a notable career in theatre. He was born in Piraeus on 8 December 1940.He studied at Art Theatre of Karolos Koun. His first professional role was in the play Thyrida of Tardieu in 1963. He appeared in a few films but he became well known mainly from his roles in the plays of Aristophanes. He played the role of Lysistrata three times. He appeared frequently at theatre of Ancient Epidavros. In 1978, he founded the group New Greek Stage and he presented famous plays, starting with the play Von Dimitrakis of Dimitris Psathas. In 1987 he won a theatre award for his role in Death of a Salesman of Arthur Miller. In the same period he also worked as a radio presenter. The play Death of a Salesman was his last role. He died on 30 June 2012 at the age of 72 years.
Aristophanes, son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion, was a comic playwright or comedy-writer of ancient Athens and a poet of Old Attic Comedy. Eleven of his forty plays survive virtually complete. These provide the most valuable examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy and are used to define it, along with fragments from dozens of lost plays by Aristophanes and his contemporaries.
The Knights was the fourth play written by Aristophanes, who is considered the master of an ancient form of drama known as Old Comedy. The play is a satire on the social and political life of classical Athens during the Peloponnesian War and in this respect it is typical of all the dramatist's early plays. It is unique however in the relatively small number of its characters and this was due to its vitriolic preoccupation with one man, the pro-war populist Cleon. Cleon had prosecuted Aristophanes for slandering the polis with an earlier play, The Babylonians, for which the young dramatist had promised revenge in The Acharnians, and it was in The Knights that his revenge was exacted. The Knights won first prize at the Lenaia festival when it was produced in 424 BC.
Lysistrata is an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC. It is a comic account of a woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Greek city states by denying all the men of the land any sex, which was the only thing they truly and deeply desired. Lysistrata persuades the women of the warring cities to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace—a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.
The Birds is a comedy by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. It was performed in 414 BC at the City Dionysia where it won second place. It has been acclaimed by modern critics as a perfectly realized fantasy remarkable for its mimicry of birds and for the gaiety of its songs. Unlike the author's other early plays, it includes no direct mention of the Peloponnesian War and there are few references to Athenian politics, and yet it was staged not long after the commencement of the Sicilian Expedition, an ambitious military campaign that greatly increased Athenian commitment to the war effort. In spite of that, the play has many indirect references to Athenian political and social life. It is the longest of Aristophanes' surviving plays and yet it is a fairly conventional example of Old Comedy.
Thesmophoriazusae, or Women at the Thesmophoria, is one of eleven surviving plays by Aristophanes. It was first produced in 411 BC, probably at the City Dionysia. The play's focuses include the subversive role of women in a male-dominated society; the vanity of contemporary poets, such as the tragic playwrights Euripides and Agathon; and the shameless, enterprising vulgarity of an ordinary Athenian, as represented in this play by the protagonist, Mnesilochus. The work is also notable for Aristophanes' free adaptation of key structural elements of Old Comedy and for the absence of the anti-populist and anti-war comments that pepper his earlier work. It was produced in the same year as Lysistrata, another play with sexual themes.
Thanasis Veggos was a Greek actor and director born in Neo Faliro, Piraeus. He performed in around 130 films, predominantly comedies in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, starring in more than 50 among them. He is considered one of the best Greek comedy actors of all time. His famous comedic catchphrase was "Καλέ μου άνθρωπε".
The Cambridge Greek Play is a play performed in Ancient Greek by students and alumni of the University of Cambridge, England. The event is held once every three years and is a tradition which started in 1882 with the Ajax of Sophocles.
Dimitris "Mimis" Fotopoulos was a Greek actor, writer, poet and academic.
Cybele was the stage name of the famous Greek actress Cybele Andrianou.
Olympus Festival is an annual festival of music and theatre and a major cultural event in Greece. It is the largest event of its kind in northern Greece and takes place annually in the months of July and August. The aim is to provide both, the local population and tourists, with cultural entertainment and thus to promote the contact between different cultures and the tourism of the region. The festival is supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture and the former municipality of Dion, as well as by other local authorities in Pieria.
Aristophanes is Greek Old Comic dramatist known for his plays The Frogs, The Birds, The Clouds, and Lysistrata.
The 2008–09 HEBA Greek All Star Game marked the 17th HEBA Greek All Star Game of the HEBA A1 Division. The game was held on March 15, 2009, at Xanthi Arena in Xanthi, Greece. The Greek All Stars beat The Rest of the World All Stars by a score of 127-93. Ioannis Bourousis was named the MVP of the game.
Kostas Triantafyllopoulos is a Greek actor. After studying at the Theodosiadis Drama School of Athens, he graduated in 1977 and he has since played a wide variety of roles on stage from Greek tragedy, Aristophanes and Shakespeare to contemporary American drama.
O atsidas is a 1962 Greek comedy film directed by Giannis Dalianidis and starring Dinos Iliopoulos, Zoi Laskari and Vangelis Protopappas.
Smaro Stefanidou was a Greek theatre, film, television and radio actress.
Nick Lowe is a British classical scholar and film critic.
Nicolas Kitsikis, was a top civil engineer of 20th century Greece, and father of Beata Maria Panagopoulos (Kitsikis), Elsa Schmid-Kitsikis and Dimitri Kitsikis. He served as professor and rector of the Athens Polytechnic School, was named doctor honoris causa of the Technical University of Berlin, became a member of the Greek Parliament and Senator during the Interbellum, and joined the EAM-ELAS resistance movement against the German occupation of Greece in 1941-1944. At the liberation of Greece in 1944, he joined the Greek Communist Party and became President of the Greek-Soviet Association in 1945, as well as initiating in 1955, with his wife, Beata Kitsikis, a Communist feminist fighter, the Greece-People's China Association.
Vassilis Charalampopoulos is a Greek actor. He has played in a lot of successful films, such as the film Bang Bank or the TV series Eisai to Tairi mou, Englimata and To Deka. He has won a Greek State Film Award for the film Pente Lepta Akoma and one television award for the TV Series To Deka. He has also won one theatral award for the play The Frogs of Aristophanes that was presented in 2003.
Ioannis "Giannis" Bezos is a Greek actor and director. He has performed on TV and in the theatre, mainly as a comedian. He has also acted in five films.
Miltiadis Marinakis (1930-1999) was a Greek shipowner and politician.