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babelmed - 31/07/2008
An intellectual searching for freedom of conscience and a worker seeking economic prosperity: both want to escape the totalitarian regime they face at home and in their struggle to make a living they end up sharing a cellar in a Western city. Polish playwright Slavomir Mrozek’s play, “The Emigrants”, has a political message, and its Albanian cast and crew break new grounds for Athenian theatre.
Aphrodite bathed in the waters of Paphos in Cyprus to renew her virginity after being caught cheating on her husband, Hephaestius, with Ares, the god of war. Her Greek name means ‘foam born’ and reflects this ‘rebirth’ following her lengthy tryst (she had three children with her lover). ‘From Ishtar to Aphrodite: 3200 years of Cypriot Hellenism’ is an exhibition of Cypriot antiquities in Athens that runs until the end of the year.
After the failure of negotiations for a new government, Greece is going back to the polls on June 17th. Many eyes are on the neo-Nazi movement Chrysi Avghi ("Golden Dawn"), that has taken advantage of the crisis. A portrait of the party and its leader, Nikos Michaloliakos.