Iakovos Kambanellis dies at 89 - The Best from Greece


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Posted on: 30/Mar/2011

Iakovos Kambanellis, the influential Greek playwright, died on Tuesday.

Kambanellis was born on the island of Naxos on 1922. On 1934 his family moved to Athens due to financial hardships.

During the German Occupation he was arrested and deported to the Mauthausen concentration camp. Upon his return to Athens, after the end of the war, he was inspired by one performance of the Art Theatre and began theatrical studies.

Between 1950 and 2000 he wrote more than 30 plays. Among his most acclaimed works are The Tale Without a Name, The Seventh Day of The Creation and Our Grand Circus.

He also wrote the script for two iconic Greek films of the 1950s, Stella -directed by Michalis Kakoyannis- and O Drakos -directed by Nikos Koundouros.


source: http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/3/39645

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