Photographer's Note

This photo was taken inside the Castle of Leros during the rehearsal of a theatrical group that came from Athens to give a performance of The Persians by Aeschylus.

They have performed their very interesting adaptation of the tragedy many times (the first was in 2011, in Iran) so that evening they only adjusted the lights and their steps to the stage of the little open theatre of the Castle. The performance was part of the 2nd Three Moons Festival of Leros, art events taking place on full moon summer nights.

In the photo, one of the six actors of the performance (Kleanthis Varsamoulis) is listening to the instructions of director Varvara Doukas.

Another picture from the rehearsal in the WORKSHOP.

The tragedy relates the desperation of the officers, royals and people of Persia after the defeat of the Persian Empire to the Greeks in the Battle of Salamis (480 B.C.) A very powerful and heartbreaking play about war, unfortunately still relevant to human reality, after so many centuries.

Leros had been conquered by the Persians during the Persian Wars and was freed again after the Battle of Salamis.

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