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The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Greek Plays

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Greek Plays $21.99

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Lena Kitsopoulou - Editor

Published by Oberon

A diverse Collection of plays from five of the most notable established and up-and-coming Greek playwrights, each representative of an aspect of contemporary Greek dramaturgy and indicative of current theatre trends in Greece

It offers a fusion of concerns, feelings and ideas, taking you on a unique journey to Greek theatre

The five Plays are ...

M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A. ~ Lena Kitsopoulou,

Existential anxieties consume a 'strange' woman who wants to leave all that is tormenting her behind

Angelstate ~ Nina Rapi

In an imaginary space of expiation six characters seek truths while battling with desire, loss and guilt

Wolfgang ~ Yannis Mavritsakis

Based on a real event that 'traumatised' civilized Europe, a man obsessively seeks absolute devotion by totally depriving a woman's freedom

and Juliet ~ Akis Dimou

A monologue about sexual loneliness where an aged Juliet reminisces upon the traumas of love

Hungry ~ Charalampos Giannou

A common family crisis takes an unexpected turn in a series of tragicomic events and becomes a total disaster

The Collection also includes a Foreword and introductions to each play by prominent academics in Greek Contemporary Theatre

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