“From the Silence of the Display Case to Living Theatrical Voices”
Benaki Museum- Museum of Islamic Art – National Theatre of Greece
Alexander the Great in epic Persian poetry. For the first time in Athens, excerpts from Nizami’sIskandarnama of the 12th century are dramatized. Battles, journeys and spiritual quests formulate the image of the great ruler.
A miniature painting from the famous work of Persian literature Hamsa (Pentad) by Nisami takes us to the world and the legends of Alexander the Great or Iskandar. The miniature is attributed to a Shirazi workshop of the 16th century and depicts the hero with his son discussing with his teacher Aristotle and other sages of the Antiquity.
Translation: Marianna Iatropoulou-Theocharidou
Director: Stratis Panourios
Costume manager: Dionysis Xaxiris
Music: Alexis Kotsopoulos
Movement: Thalia-Mary Papadopoulou
Assistant director: Zoi Katsamani
Acted by Andromachi Davlou, Stratis Panourios, Eva Simatou
The museum exhibit will be presented by Mina Moraitou, Curator of the Islamic Art Collection.
Performances: 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 October & 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 November 2017
Photographer: Christina Bratuska