Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
A Greek adaptation of Wuthering Heights opens tomorrow, February 11, in Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη), Greece:
2016-2017 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Wuthering Heights  (Ανεμοδαρμένα ύψη)
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies
February 11- April 9

Playwright: Emily Brontë
Translation, Adaptation and Director: Giannis Kalavrianos
Dramatologist: Antonis Solomou
Assistant Director: Alexia Mpeziki
Movement consultant: Alexia Mpeziki
Sets: Giannis Thavoris
Costumes: Alexandra Boussoulenga and Rania Yfantidou
Music: Aggelos Triantafyllou

Wuthering Heights” were written by the English author Emily Brontë in 1847, when she was only 27 years old. Being one of the most famous works of world literature, it has been adapted for theatre, cinema, opera, musical and ballet.
The characters are the members of two families living in isolated houses in the moorlands of Yorkshire and are marked by the love between Heathcliff and Catherine. Brontë presents the story of their destruction, bringing to the surface the desperate and passionate depths of human existence, in manner that reminds of ancient tragedy.
Yannis Kalavrianos, who collaborates for the first time with the National Theatre of Northern Greece, adapts for theatre and directs the Victorian novel.
He notes that there could be no better description of the novel than the words of the English poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti: “The action is laid in hell – only it seems places and people have English names there”

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