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Alexis Minotakis, known as Alexis Minotis, was born 8 August 1898 or 1899 in Chania, Crete and died on 11 November 1990 in Athens, Greece. August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Chania (IPA , Greek: Χανιά, also transliterated as Hania, older form Chanea and Venetian: Canea, Godart and Olivier abbreviation: KH) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. ... Crete (Greek: Κρήτη Kríti; Turkish: Girit) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital and the largest city of Greece. ...


He was a distinguished Greek actor and director. He first appeared on stage in his native Crete as Chorus Leader and later as Messenger in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus. From 1925 until 1930, he worked in close collaboration with the famous Greek actress Marika Kotopouli in her own theatre. During this period, he appeared in the great Shakespearan roles in The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth and played the title role in Hamlet, the first time the play had been staged in Greece. Other roles in the classical repertoire were Ibsen's Ghosts and Peer Gynt. He expanded his talents by directing ancient Greek tragedies such as Hecuba, Antigone, The Phoenissae, Prometheus Bound, Oedipus at Colonus, as well as Sean O'Casey`s Juno and the Paycock, [Strindberg]]'s The Father and Brecht`s Mother Courage. A Roman bust. ... Oedipus the King (also known as Oedipus Rex and Oedipus Tyrannos) is a Greek tragedy, written by Sophocles around 427 BC. The play was the second of Sophocles three Theban plays to be produced, but its events occur before those of Oedipus at Colonus or Antigone. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806-1864) King Lear is generally regarded as one of William Shakespeares greatest tragedies. ... Scene from Macbeth, depicting the witches conjuring of an apparition in Act IV, Scene I. Painting by William Rimmer This article is on the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. ... A detail of the engraving of Daniel Maclises 1842 painting The Play-scene in Hamlet, portraying the moment when the guilt of Claudius is revealed. ... This article is about the paranormal. ... Peer Gynt is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ... Hecuba (also Hekuba or Hekabe) was a Trojan queen in Greek mythology, daughter of Dymas. ... Antigone (Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) is a tragedy written in 442 BC by Sophocles. ... The Phoenician Women (Also known by the Greek title, Phoenissae) is a tragedy by Euripides based on the same story as Aeschylus play Seven Against Thebes. ... Prometheus Bound is an Ancient Greek play. ... Oedipus at Colonus (also Oidipous at Kolonos) is one of the three Theban plays of Sophocles. ... Sean OCasey Sean OCasey (March 30, 1880 - September 18, 1964) was a major Irish dramatist and memorist. ... Juno and the Paycock is a play by Sean OCasey, the second of his well-known Dublin Trilogy. It was first staged at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 1924. ... For information on the German author, please see Bertolt Brecht. ... Mother Courage and Her Children (German: Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder) was a play written in 1939 by the German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956). ...


In 1940, he married the actress Katina Paxinou and together they appeared in many productions at the Royal Theatre in Athens which they founded. Katina Paxinou (17 December 1900 - 22 February 1973) was an Academy Award-winning Greek film and theatre actress. ...


In 1946, he went to Hollywood to appear in Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. In the same year, he also appeared with Robert Cummings and Michèle Morgan in The Chase. His other films include Siren of Atlantis (1949) with Maria Montez, Boy on a Dolphin (1957) with Sophia Loren, and Land of the Pharaohs (1955) with Joan Collins. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a highly influential director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Notorious was a 1946 thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his screen name, Cary Grant, was an English film actor. ... (pronounced in Swedish, but usually in English, IPA notation) (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a three-time Academy Award-winning Swedish actress. ... Claude Rains in Casablanca (1942) Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 - May 30, 1967) was an English actor. ... Cummings (left) with Grace Kelly and Ray Milland in Dial M for Murder (1954) Robert Cummings (June 10, 1908 – December 2, 1990), also known as Bob Cummings, was an American motion picture and television actor. ... Michele Morgan Michèle Morgan (born Simone Renée Roussel on February 29, 1920 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) is a French actress. ... The Chase is a 1946 movie, shot in black and white, directed by Arthur Ripley. ... Maria Montez was the stage name of María África Gracia Antonia Vidal de Santos Silas (June 6, 1912, Barahona, Dominican Republic - September 7, 1951, Paris, France). ... Boy on a Dolphin was a 1957 film starting Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, and Sophia Loren. ... Sophia Loren in the film, La Donna Del Fiume Sophia Loren (born September 20, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning actress widely considered to be the most famous Italian actress. ... 1955 epic film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Joan Collins and Jack Hawkins. ... Joan Henrietta Collins OBE (born May 23, 1933) is an English actress and bestselling author. ...


In 1955, he directed Katina Paxinou in Euripides' Hecuba for the National Theatre of Greece at The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and starred in Oedipus Rex as well as directing. In 1956, he made his first appearance in Oedipus at Colonus . The production received great acclaim and Minotis went on a long international tour with the company. A statue of Euripides Euripides (Greek: Ευριπίδης) (c. ... Hecuba is a tragedy by Euripides written c. ... Panoramic view of the theater at Epidaurus Epidaurus (Epidauros) was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece at the Saronic Gulf. ... Oedipus the King (also known as Oedipus Rex and Oedipus Tyrannos) is a Greek tragedy, written by Sophocles around 427 BC. The play was the second of Sophocles three Theban plays to be produced, but its events occur before those of Oedipus at Colonus or Antigone. ... Oedipus at Colonus (also Oidipous at Kolonos) is one of the three Theban plays of Sophocles. ...


He appeared on Broadway in Electra with the Marika Kotopouli company in 1930-31 and in Oedipus Tyrannus with the National Theatre of Greece in 1952. Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon In Greek mythology, several persons were named Electra (also spelled Elektra): A Pleiad, mother of Dardanus, Iasion and Harmonia, by Zeus. ... Oedipus the King (also known as Oedipus Rex and Oedipus Tyrannos) is a Greek tragedy, written by Sophocles around 427 BC. The play was the second of Sophocles three Theban plays to be produced, but its events occur before those of Oedipus at Colonus or Antigone. ...


In 1958, Minotis directed Maria Callas in a production of Medea presented in Dallas. The production was then seen at Covent Garden, La Scala and Epidaurus. He also directed the Greek National Opera production of Norma with Callas in Epidaurus in 1961. Maria Callas on book cover Maria Callas (Greek name: Μαρία Καλογεροπούλου) (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and perhaps the best-known opera singer of the post-World War II period. ... Medea by Evelyn De Morgan. ... The Dallas Opera is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... La Scala by night This article is about the opera house. ... Panoramic view of the theater at Epidaurus Epidaurus (Epidauros) was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece at the Saronic Gulf. ... Norma is a constellation of the southern sky. ...


 
 

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