The author

Apart from being an actor and director, Michael Cacoyannis has also written many scripts and translated many plays in both Greek and English.

In most of his films he has written the script himself, with the exception of “Our Last Spring”, where he worked with Jane Cobb, and “The Wastrel”, which he wrote with Frederic Wakeman. He has also written many scripts for films as well as theatrical pieces that were never realized. Two of his scripts were even published: “Stella” in 1990 and “The Trojan Women in 1973.

Michael Cacoyannis has also translated into Greek and published William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in 1965, “Antonio and Cleopatra” in 1980, “Coriolanus” in 1990, and “Othello” in 2001, whereas he translated into English Euripides’ “Bacchae” in 1982. In 1990 he published “Diladi” a collection of essays and interviews.

Finally, he has written the lyrics to several songs among them “Agapi pou gines dikopo machairi” (Love, a double-edged knife), and “Efta tragoudia tha sou po” (I’ll sing you seven songs), both composed by Manos Chatzidakis and performed by Melina Merkouri in 1995 in the film “Stella”.

Some words for the application

The present educational application is part of a larger Project that was implemented for the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation within the framework of the European Program “Digital Convergence” of the NSRF and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and by national funds.

Michael Cacoyannis-accredited for his work-is the most well-known Greek director internationally. Thus, his name can form a useful tool for promoting the Greek contemporary culture all over the world. Digitalizing this material and disposing it to the world is an obvious necessity, not only as far as the promotion of Greek culture is concerned, but also in terms of reinforcing the competitiveness of Greece.

This application addresses the 8-18 age groups. Users can extract information on Michael Cacoyannis’ life and work from a photo interface, whereas at the same time they can have fun with interesting interactive games