Iakovos Kambanellis

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Iakovos Kampanellis
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Born (1922-12-02)December 2, 1922
Naxos, Greece
Died March 29, 2011(2011-03-29) (aged 88)
Athens, Greece
Occupation Writer

Iakovos Kambanellis (or Kampanellis) (Greek: Ιάκωβος Καμπανέλλης; December 2, 1921 – March 29, 2011) was a Greek poet, playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and novelist.[1] Born 2 December 1922 in Hora in the island of Naxos, Kambanellis appears as one of the most prominent Greek artists of the 20th century. As a survivor of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, he wrote the lyrics of the "Mauthausen Trilogy" with music by Mikis Theodorakis. He has also written a book known as Mauthausen describing his experiences from the concentration camp. He authored at least 12 films and he directed two of them. In addition, he was known as a verse writer and for his membership at the board of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece (MIET – Morfotiko Idryma Ethnikis Trapezis), along with some of the most prominent Greek artists [1]. Iakovos Kambanellis was rushed at hospital on February 4, 2011 due to complications of his long-term kidney failure.[2]


Year Transliteration Title Performed at
1950 Choros pano sta stachya Χορός πάνω στα στάχυα
Dance upon the Cobs
Ad. Lemos Company
1955–56 Evdomi imera tis dimourgias Έβδομη μέρα της δημιουργίας
Seventh Day of Creation
National Theatre, 2nd stage
1957 Aftos kai to panteloni tou Αυτός και το παντελόνι του
This Man and His Trowsers
Vassilis Diamantopoulos
1957 Kryfi zoi/Krifi zoi Κρυφή ζωή
Secret Life
Vas. Diamantopoulos
1957–58 I Avli ton Thavmaton Αυλή των Θαυμάτων
The Courtyard of Miracles
Art Theatre
1958–59 I ilikia tis nihtas Η ηλικία της νύχτας
The Age of Night
Art Theatre
1959 O Gorillas ke i Ortansia Ο Γορίλας και η Ορτανσία
The Gorilla and the Hydrangea
E. Vertis Theatrical Company
1959–60 Paramythi choris onoma Παραμύθι χωρίς Όνομα
A Taile without a Name
New Vas. Diamantopoulos Theatre
1963–64 Geitonia ton angelon Γειτονιά των αγγέλων
Neighborhood of Angels
Karezis Company
1966–67 Viva Aspasia Βίβα Ασπασία Karezis Company
1966–67 Odissea yirise spiti Οδυσσέα γύρισε σπίτι
Ulysses, return to the Home
Art Theatre
1970–71 Apikia ton timorimenon Αποικία των τιμωρημένων
Colony of the Punished
Rialdis Experimental Theatre
1971–72 Aspasia Ασπασία Karezis-Kazakou Company
1972–73 To megalo mas tsirko Το μεγάλο μας τσίρκο
Our Great Circus
Karezis-Kazakou Theatre
1974 To kouki kai to revythi Το κουκί και το ρεβύθι
The Chickpea and the Broad Beana[›]
Karezis-Kazakou Theatre
1975 O echthros (ehthros) Laos Ο εχθρός λαός
The Rival People
Karezis-Kazakos Company
1976–77 Prossopa yia violi ke orhistra Πρόσωπα για βιολί και ορχήστρα
Principles For Violin And Orchestra
Art Theatre
1978–79 Ta tessera podia tou trapeziou Τα τέσσερα πόδια του τραπεζιού
The Four Legs of the Table
Art Theatre
1981 O babas o polemos Ο μπαμπάς ο πόλεμος
Our Daddy, the War
Art Theatre
1988 O aoratos Thiasos Ο αόρατος Θίασος
The Invisible Company
National Theatre


He wrote several scenarios on cinematographic films including:

He also translated works and acted in Austria, Bulgaria, England, Germany, Hungary, Romania and Sweden.

He worked as a journalist in newspapers Eleftheria (1963–65), Anendotos (1965–66) and Nea (since 1975). He has been a member of the Greek Theatrical Writers' Company.


^ a: Also: Once upon a time


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