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Women fighters


17 June 2021

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A modern look at the Greek Revolution with the aim of highlighting the ubiquitous female figure that all these years was hidden behind the shadow of men. The show, through the actions of women, will follow the evolution of the revolution from its organisation to its outbreak and its culmination. Despite the paradox that any of our testimonies about the women of the revolution are recorded by men, the female figures are ubiquitous, from Bouboulina and Manto Mavrogenous to the anonymous Souliot women. Memoirs of fighters and philhellenes – Makriyannis, Kolokotronis, Maurice Persat and Johann Daniel Elster – will be used for the performance, as well as excerpts from Greek folk poetry, Dionysios Solomos and Kalvos. The different point of view of each author will be composed in a homogeneous whole and the historical material will be structured in such a way as to create a performance with a plot, dramatic escalation and the ultimate goal to highlight both the emblematic figures of the revolution and the women of the time. The stage action will be in the form of an analogy and from the narration will be born short symbolic actions, which will be emphasised with lighting contrasts. The clarinet with traditional music and folk songs will be used for background music. The play will be framed and supported historically by Anna Karakatsouli, historian and associate professor of the Department of Theatrical Studies, who will preface the event, placing the woman within the framework of male narrative.

(Edited and translated description from organiser’s website)

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