Eight short stories regarding Aegean sea and the life of the Aegean island's inhabitants, with their sorrows and joys, as seen by seamen before tourist crowds and technology's invation.
"The Murderess" by Alexandros Papadiamantis is now available in audio form, thus enabling anyone who wants to "listen" in an expressive way to the context of this magnificent work of the author. 14 actors and narrators personify the heroes of the book attributing to each one the local dialect and accompanied by original musical sounds and effects. In this performance, Papadiamantis takes us to his homeland, the island of Skiathos, back at the time of Ottoman rule.
Nine actors and singers are acting out this wonderful play in Greek, with the back-up of the original music and special effects of the play and they interpret four songs inspired by the adventures of the Little Prince in the performance. Adapted in theatrical form to enable and encourage children and adults to create their own show. Supplied also in the performance extras there is a narrative, in the form of a fairy tale, about the adventurous life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
"When night falls, the moon will come towards you, and I, from the foreign contry I will be follow it every night. I will follow the way of the Moon and will fall in your lap... These thoughts that were never expressed were interrupted by the siren of Queen Mary that sounded for last time. The waters beneath the ocean liner began boiling, while over gunwale hundreds of bodies leaned towards the waterfront, and hundreds of hands waved swinging left and right in a farewell that came from the depths of the soul."
Curious place Corfu! Civilized, loving but simultaneously explosive. (...) Hunger and dreams,... accompanied by music. Terrific combination that chases away insecurity. Most used word was "berese" i. e. credit. People of Corfu owed their harvest, their job, their existence and their money and they constantly lacked money to buy a new clothe. The only thing they didn't owe to any dealer or lender was the "Holy madness" they carried in their genes and romanticism that illuminated their difficult lives. In this long audio book, the author and famous actors, using the idiomatic language of the island give life to four tragicomic tales of the Eptanisa. The persons in these stories become alive and are given the opportunity to live for a while with us. In addition we have the opportunity to live the local history.
An adaptation of the beloved classic story dramatized by seven actors. Jack lives meagerly with his mother in a house away from the city. Their small fields are dry. The little vegetables that grow are eaten by birds and their cow, Jenny, does not have any more milk. Nevertheless, Jack is still smiling and optimistic. Until one day his mother falls ill and Jack goes into town to sell the cow in order to buy medicines. But instead of money Jack brings back a handful... of magic beans. And the adventure begins.
Margarita didn't live her pregnancy like it was a gift from the heavens. Locked up in a conformist society in Athens, she can't breathe. One day, she decides to leave everything behind to become a writer. In Paris where she now lives, she must deal with the fact that she abandoned Maria (Massa), her daughter, to be able to write. Meanwhile, Massa creates the image of her mother, through stories that she imagines. This book, Parallel Worlds, is the place where they meet.
What may be hiding behind the closed doors of a house? What is the true relationship of family members? How people face their fellow human beings who have a disabilities? What is right and what is wrong? In the early '70s, Zoe, looks after her son Stavros who was born with mental retardation in an era without social support and possibilities of integration and special education.
The collection "Men-Things-Beings" by the subversive writer Petros Argyriou goes back to our birthplaces. Goes to the places of soul and sentiments. As "Historian" of a future without authors and books, he creates ten short stories that describe and satirize the present of the human species. The author "creates" the conditions of a future world without wars, discrimination, superconsumption and environmental destruction. The only value is Men, Things and Beings.