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Michael Cacoyannis

Director, Writer
( b. Jun 11, 1922 Limassol, CYPRUS - d. Jul 25, 2011 Athens, GREECE ) Male

Biography: Michael Cacoyannis was born Michalis Kakoyiannis on June 11, 1921 in Limassol, Cyprus. He produced Greek-language programs for the BBC World Service during World War II. He studied at the Old Vic school.

Film/TV Credits: Producing credits include: "Our Last Spring," "Zorba the Greek," "The Trojan Women," and "The Cherry Orchard." Writing credits include: "Windfall in Athens," "The Day the Fish Came Out," "Iphigenia," and "The Cherry Orchard." Directing credits include: "Stella," "A Girl in Black," "The Story of Jacob and Joseph," and "The Cherry Orchard."

Other Awards: Won Best Cinematic Transposition and the Technical Grand Prize for "Ilektra" in 1962 at the Cannes Film Festival.

He translated Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Hamlet into Greek, and he translated Euripides' The Bacchae into English.

ProductionsDate of Productions
[Musical, Revival]
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
Oct 16, 1983 - Sep 02, 1984
The Bacchae
[Play, Tragedy, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
  • Translated by Michael Cacoyannis
Oct 02, 1980 - Nov 23, 1980
[Play, Comedy, Play with music, Revival]
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
  • Book adapted by Michael Cacoyannis
Nov 13, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972
The Devils
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
Nov 16, 1965 - Jan 08, 1966
And Things That Go Bump in the Night
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
Apr 26, 1965 - May 08, 1965
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