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Emilios Hourmouzios (1904-1973) was born in Limassol. He resided in Athens from 1925 until his death. In 1955 he became director of the National Theater and he staged what was to become the annual theatrical festival of Epidaurus which is held to this day. He served in this capacity until 1964. Emilios Hourmouzios was one of the major critics of his time. Many of his works were translated into other languages. In his work, ""The Ancient Drama in Our Time"", Hourmouzios argues that the interpretation of classical Greek drama in open-air theaters demands new directing and acting methods that run contrary to the methods practiced by the realistic theater of the day. He advocated the modernizing of the ancient classical dramas by separating tragedy from its theocratic and religious roots. In his work,""The Modern Interpretation of Attic Drama"",Hourmouzios divides Greek theater into three periods: classical, medieval, and modern.
He claims that modern Greek theater is not different from European theater and that the distinctive mark of modern Greek theater since 1927 has been the revival of classical drama.

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Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus
Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία

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Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology

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Designer: L. Petridou - Mala

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Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus and Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία , “Emilios Hourmouzios, Intellectual Personalities of Cyprus Commemorative Issue, Republic of Cyprus,” Αψίδα, accessed January 20, 2021, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/13811.

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