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Cacoyannis, Michael

Overview
Works: 140 works in 372 publications in 10 languages and 4,811 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor, Dedicatee, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Michael Cacoyannis
Publications by Michael Cacoyannis
Publications by Michael Cacoyannis, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Michael Cacoyannis
Zorba the Greek by Michael Cacoyannis( visu )
86 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,673 libraries worldwide
A young British writer moves to Crete to find himself by working in his father's mine, and hires the playful Zorba. He falls in love with a lovely young widow. When she responds to him the townsmen attack her
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis( visu )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and French and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Madame Ranevskaya returns to her decaying estate in pre-Revolutionary Russia after an exile in Paris. The estate and its beloved cherry orchard are threatened by Ranevskaya's financial problems, and no one seems able to do anything about it
The Trojan women ( visu )
19 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 475 libraries worldwide
After the Greek victory in the Trojan War, all the Trojan warriors and princes are slain and the women and children are left to be divided among the conquerors. Beautiful Cassandra is betrothed against her will and despite her vanishing sanity. Andromache discovers that her son is to be executed to end her royal bloodline. Helen desperately wields the arrogant beauty that leveled a city as she pleads for her life. In the end, it is the enduring dignity and unfaltering strength of Hecuba, widowed queen of Troy, that makes cowards of Troy's captors
Iphigenia by Euripides( visu )
30 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Story of a young girl caught in the midst of political intrigue and corruption. Under the leadership of Agamemnon, the Greek army is about to set sail to engage in a great battle, but the winds refuse to blow. When the army grows restless, Agamemnon seeks to improve morale by providing better food, but accidentally slays a sacred deer. His punishment, say the gods, is the sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia. Agamemnon sends for Iphigenia with a message that she will marry the great solider Achilles. Iphigenia arrives for the wedding, accompanied by her mother, Clytemnestra--and the tragic story begins to unfold
Elektra ( visu )
12 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered ; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance
Iphigeneia ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Commander Agamemnon stands ready to launch his infamous thousand ships to retrieve the beautiful Helen of Troy. As the wind refuses to blow, a priest condemns him for sacrilege, and the powerful general is pressured to sacrific his daughter to save the states. Threatened and tormented, Agamemnon is faced with sending his child like a lamb to the slaugher and betraying his wife
The story of Jacob and Joseph ( visu )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The classic story of two brothers who turn against one another out of selfish greed
The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Stella ( visu )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Stella, in an effort to liberate herself from traditional Greek society, embarks on a series of passionate love affairs that end in tragedy
A girl in black To Koritsi me ta mavra ( visu )
4 editions published in 2000 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 91 libraries worldwide
A young Athenian writer, on holiday on the island of Hydra, lodges with a family of impoverished gentility. The daughter of the house falls in love with him but he is too immature to respond until a disaster, provoked by spiteful, vengeful peasants, shocks him into an awareness of his own involvement in life and its responsibilities
To Teleutaio psemma A matter of dignity ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 81 libraries worldwide
A girl from a wealthy family on the verge of bankruptcy is forced to marry a boring Greek-American millionaire whom she fundamentally despises
Attila 1974 a testimony on film by Michael Cacoyannis( visu )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 43 libraries worldwide
This documentary captures a timeless instance of the fate of the tiny country disregarded in the maneuverings of a major power preoccupied with different and richer stakes. It captures the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in July 1974. Includes an epilogue entitled "25 years later ..."
The Trojan women by Michael Cacoyannis( visu )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Story of the fate of women and children left to the conquerors of the Trojan War
To Koritsi me ta mavra ( visu )
2 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A young Athenian writer, on holiday on the island of Hydra, lodges with a family of impoverished gentility. The daughter of the house falls in love with him but he is too immature to respond until a disaster, provoked by spiteful, vengeful peasants, shocks him into an awareness of his own invovlement in life and its responsibilities
Michael Cacoyannis' Zorba the Greek ( visu )
3 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Set on the Greek island of Crete, this is the story of an inhibited English writer who is befriended by a boisterous peasant named Zorba, and in the process the young man moves from an observer of the world to a participant
To teleutaio psemma A matter of dignity ( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A girl from a wealthy family on the verge of bankruptcy is forced to marry a boring Greek-American millionaire whom she fundamentally despises
Sweet country ( visu )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
This film depicts the aftermath of the 1973 assassination of Salvador Allende and its effect on a prominent, politically liberal Chilean family and on an idealistic American couple living in Chile
Attila 1974 ( visu )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 15 libraries worldwide
This documentary captures a timeless instance of the fate of the tiny country disregarded in the maneuverings of a major power preoccupied with different and richer stakes. It captures the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in July 1974
Attila 74 the rape of Cyprus : a personal testimony on film ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
In July 1974, the Turkish Army invaded the Republic of Cyprus, forcing thousands of Greeks into displaced persons camps and causing the deaths of thousands more. Upon hearing the devastating reports from his homeland, director Michael Cacoyannis rushed from London to Cyprus in order to document the horrific events on film
The day the fish came out by Kaiē Tsitselē( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cacogiánnis Michális 1922-2011
Cacogiánnis Mikhális 1922-2011
Cacojannis, M. 1922-2011
Cacoyannis, Michael
Cacoyannis, Michael, 1922-2011
Cacoyánnis Michális 1922-2011
Cacoyannis Michel 1922-2011
Cacoyánnis Mikhális 1922-2011
Cacoyiannis, Michalis 1922-2011
Kakogiannēs, Michalēs
Kakogiannēs, Michalēs, 1922-2011
Kakogiannis, Michalis 1922-2011
Kakogiannis, Mihalis
Kakogiannis, Mihalis, 1922-2011
Kakogiánnis Mikhális 1922-2011
Kakojanis, Michalis.
Kakojannis, Michalis, 1922-2011
Kakoyánnis Michális 1922-2011
Kakoyánnis Mikhális 1922-2011
Kakuiannēs, Michalēs 1922-2011
Κακογιάννης, Μιχάλης
Κακογιάννης, Μιχάλης, 1922-2011
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