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Miss Margarita

May 2011

of Roberto A taunte

δ Askala

for each of us


Facta Non Verba uploaded in May of 2011,  

the work of Roberto Ataude,   Miss Margarita.

The show was given in frames

of the 3rd freedom festival of theatrical expression

and was a result of the work 

of the theatrical workshop that the group coordinated that  year.






 from the show




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Photos: FnV Archive


Video of the show:  The video recording is from the performances of the extension, on 4/3/2011.




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From there, the road seems to open up.

In 1945 The Glass World ascends,

which is a great success and is followed by the project Bus of Desire . Around the beginning of the '50s

these two works are transferred to the cinema and are now known to a much wider audience. Here are many projects in which situations and characters are created

from his hectic life. Maybe writing

be for him some kind of purification

and complaint. Beyond the strong psychographic characteristics and the live characters

that he creates, is evident in his works

and a restless conscience with radical political thought but also subtle humor. In Camino Real , through the imaginary metaphorical world full of romantic idealists, an America appears

where according to him 'the spring of humanity has dried up.' To Orpheus in Hades ,

the heroine discovers that her father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan because he could not

to commit racist behavior and action.

The context in which such elaborate characters move is political.

The issue of homosexuality is also included in his works through a political perspective. Himself after

from some failed relationships with women he accepts his sexuality.

   He could see the ridiculousness of human existence and perhaps from there springs his humor and his self-sarcasm -5-31

   Thomas Lanier Williams, as was his real name

Tennessee Williams, was born in Columbus, Mississippi

in March 1911. He was the second child in the family.

His mother came from an aristocratic family, was beautiful, neurotic and carried a snobbery because of her background.

His father worked as a playboy in a large shoe company and so he was often away from home. Over the years it has developed

a bad relationship with alcohol and its violent outbursts became commonplace. Tom had a very special relationship

with his older sister who was a sensitive person and emotionally vulnerable to the point that he would later lose

her balance, she will be lobotomized and live the rest

of her life in institutions.

   His family nurtured and inspired many of

the characters in Tennessee Williams works after

in a way that existed in his life, he also lived in his works.

He was stuck at an early age due to an illness

which paralyzed his limbs and confined him to the house

with only his sister and her governess accompanied.

His father seemed frustrated with the femininity

and the softness he saw in his sick son,

which did not go hand in hand with the tough men of the south

and their 'eloquent' fists. This made his mother turn all her attention to little Tom and boosted the child's imagination as a means of escape at first.

Growing up, he went to study journalism at a good university when he grew up. He was not satisfied and gradually left his studies and sent his poetry and short stories to various literary competitions to try

his luck and maybe get one

small income.

   In general it did not go well

to follow a conventional life. In the university clubs he was a shy anti-social young man in front of a typewriter. In the army he could not cope.

His father took him to work

in the shoe factory.

   O Tom, 21 years old with a blue collar and monotony from nine to five. Any snobbery

or fantasy had inherited

by his mother, he was demolished during the three or four years he worked there. In order not to feel dead, he promised himself to write something every week, spending the night with coffee, cigarettes.

and typewriter sound.

At 24 his nervous system was severely shaken and so he left work in the factory. His parents are divorcing.

   His energy turns again to studies. He studies literature and theater. Takes part

in the collective writing of a work. When he went up

the work something happened inside him.

'Theater saved my life!' he says.

That's when his name changes,

perhaps because of its heavy southern accent.

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Direction-video: Elena Stamatopoulou

Lighting: Giannis Stagos

Distribution (in order of appearance): _ cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_


Miss Margarita:

Maria Savvidou

Penny Tsikura

Eleni Goupatsa

Panagiotis Sideridis

Student: Diogenes

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