Greek Festival: Spyridon Peresiadis, Golfo
2013 August 16
Epidaurus - Ancient Theatre
Golfo and Tassos in three acts: love, betrayal, death. In Peresiadis’ bucolic romance written in 1893, Golfo and Tassos pledge undying love. Golfo stays true, Tassos betrays her. The pain of love betrayed is assuaged with death for Golfo, just as it is for Shakespeare’s Juliet.
For one night only at Epidaurus, Nikos Karathanos immerses us in a pitchblack dream enacted on the slopes of Mount Helmos, retaining the 15-syllable lines, but updating the work visually to give it a new lease of life.
Direction: Nikos Karathanos
Set & Costume Design: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
Music: Angelos Triandafyllou
Movement: Amalia Bennett
Lighting: Lefteris Pavlopoulos
Adaptation: Youla Boudali
Cast: Aliki Alexandraki, Giorgos Biniaris, Maria Diakopanagiotou, Haris Fragoulis, Lydia Fotopoulou, Nikos Karathanos, Giannis Kotsifas, Christina Maxouri, Angelos Papadimitriou, Evi Saoulidou, Michalis Sarantis, Angelos Triandafyllou, Yiannis Voyiatzis
Greek National Theatre