Iakovos Kambanelis or Kampanellis (Greek: Ιάκωβος Καμπανέλλης) (December 2, 1922 - March 29, 2011) was a Greek poet, playwright, lyricist, and novelist. Born 2 December 1922 in Hora in the island of Naxos, Kambanelis appears as one of the most prominent Greek artists of the 20th century. As a survivor of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, he authored a Mauthausen cantata with music by Mikis Theodorakis. He also 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 . Iakovos Kambanelis was rushed at hospital on February 4, 2011 due to complications of his long-term kidney failure.
|1950||Choros pano sta stachya||Χορός πάνω στα στάχυα||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
That Person and His Pants
|1957||Kryfi zoi/Krifi zoi||Κρυφή ζωή Secret Life||Vas. Diamantopoulos|
|1957–58||I Avli ton Thavmaton||Αυλή των Θαυμάτων
The Backyard of Miracles
|1958–59||I ilikia tis nihtas||Η ηλικία της νύχτας||Art Theatre|
|1959||O Gorillas ke i Ortansia||Ο Γορίλας και η Ορτανσία||E. Vertis Theatrical Company|
|1959–60||Paramythi choris onoma||Παραμύθι χωρίς Όνομα
An Unnamed Tale
|New Vas. Diamantopoulos Theatre|
|1963–64||Geitonia ton angelon||Γειτονιά των αγγέλων
Neighborhoood of Angels
|1966–67||Viva Aspasia||Βίβα Ασπασία||Karezis Company|
|1966–67||Odissea yirise spiti||Οδυσσέα γύρισε σπίτι
Ulysses come home
|1970–71||Apikia ton timorimenon||Αποικία των τιμωρημένων||Rialdis Experimental Theatre|
|1972–73||To megalo mas tsirko||Το μεγάλο μας τσίρκο
Our Large Circus
|1974||To kouki kai to revythi||Το κουκί και το ρεβύθι
The Cookie and the Pasta
|1975||O echthros (ehthros) Laos||Ο εχθρός λαός
The Rival People
|1976–77||Prossopa yia violi ke orhistra||Πρόσωπα για βιολί και ορχήστρα
Principes For Violin And Orchestra
|1978–79||Ta tessera podia tou trapeziou||Τα τέσσερα πόδια του τραπεζιού
Four Legs of the Table
|1981||O babas o polemos||Ο μπαμπάς ο πόλεμος||Art Theatre|
|1988||O aoratos Thiasos||Ο αόρατος Θίασος
The Unseen Company
He also wrote several scenarios on cinematographic films including:
Stella directed by Kakogiannis
O Drakos (The Dragon) directed by Koundouros
Arpagi tis Persefonis (The Rape of Persephone) directed by Grigoriou
To kanoni kai t'aïdoni directed by himself and Giorgos Kampanellis
He also written a book known as Mauthausen.
He also translated works and acted in Austria, Bulgaria, England, Germany, Hungary, Romania and Sweden.
He was educated as a journalist in newspapers Eleftheria (1963–65), Anendotos (1965–66) and since 1975 (Nea). He has been a member of the Greek Theatrical Writers' Company.
^ Work of playwright Iakovos Kambanellis presented at Holocaust Museum in Washington
^ Στην εντατική ο Ιάκωβος Καμπανέλλης
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