Saturday, 24 March 2012

Nikos Kazantzakis Kapetan Mihalis

The first book I read this year was Nikos Kazantzakis' Freedom and Death (Original title Kapetan Mihalis). I adored it. Fierce Captain Michael in Crete of 1889 swears not to laugh until Crete is free from the Turks. A man loyal to his beliefs ends up to fight all by himself against the enemy.

The reason I read it was because with the Drama team we had an invitation by the
International Nikos Kazantzakis Friends Company  to present the book. That took place on the 21st March, on the International Poetry Day.
We were again packed and every one enjoyed our presentation and the tsikoudia they tasted afterwards along with some great Cretan live music.
 Some of the audience with the Drama Club team.
Mihalis Mantziris and the Creatn Lyra
 Creatn Laouto
 Hubby and I waiting to appear dressed in black.
Hubby with a former student of his, Matina Noutsou, who sang at the presentation.
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Stavros Vourvahis and Mihalis Mantziris rehearsing some lovely Cretan Music.

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