Sunday 10 May 2020 19:00
Listen to the recorded reading of excerpts spanning through Karyotakis’s entire body of literary work (in Greek):
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The recording will remain available on the SNFCC website.
The twilight is just like a dream tonight
A portrait of Kostas Karyotakis through his poetry, prose and correspondence in Parabases, SNFCC Reader's Theater.
In February 2018, directed by Efi Theodorou, the actors Nikos Kouris and Evi Saoulidou revealed the poet’s melancholy temper through a dramatic synthesis of excerpts spanning Karyotakis’s entire body of literary work, accompanied by Dionyssis Malouchos on piano.
Kostas Karyotakis is a seminal poet of the interwar period.
An exponent of lyricism in modern poetry, also introducing a political element in his critique of the ruling class; a translator of cursed poets, at age 32 he committed an “ideal suicide”, similar to the ones in his poem of the same title, as constant transfers from town to town (he was a civil servant), persecution for his unionist activity, false allegations, and a shaky health, all took their toll on the poet’s sensitive nature.
"We may leave behind nothing but our verse
A dozen lines - like pigeons sent out by castaways at random
The message delivered too late".
A warm thank you to:
Efi Theodorou, director
Nikos Kouris, Evi Saoulidou, performance
Dionyssis Malouchos, piano
Sound engineer: View Master Films
Mixing/mastering: Giorgos Mantas