ILLUSION, GREEK NATIONAL THEATRE, ATHENS, 2010 - 2011.
'L'illusion Comique' is a prolific play by Pierre Corneille, written in 1636. It's greatness lies in the use of meta-theatricality (play-within-the-play), that is far ahead of its time. Corneille makes use of all theater genres: the first act is a prologue into a fantastic fairy tail world, while the rest of the play stands somewhere in between comedy and tragedy with episodes of love, rivalry, imprisonment, and death. The numerous disguises of the play's characters was accompanied by a wall of clothes (a gigantic wardrobe), inserted within an 8m high scaffolding. Translated into Greek and directed by Dimitris Mavrikios. Video-projections directed by Christos Dimas.