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Ilia Lakidou

Laboratory Teaching Staff

email: ilakidou@theate.uoa.gr

Department of Theatre Studies, School of Philosophy

University of Athens.

Ilia Lakidou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied History and Theory of the Theatre at the Department of Theatre Studies, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (B.A. 1995, M.Phil. 2000, PhD 2008). Her PhD Dissertation was on "Theatre Aesthetics of Greek Painters of the '30s", focusing on Spyros Vassiliou's stage designs. As a specialist on history of scenography, drama in education and history of the theatre, she taugh at the University of Patras and at the University of Peloponnese (Departments of Theatre Studies). She speaks English (Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Michigan,1998) and French (Diplôme d’ Etudes Françaises, II degré, Université de Paris-Sorbonne,1992). She taugh drama in private and public schools for 20 years. She has participated with announcements in conferences in Greece and abroad and her papers have been published in books and periodicals.


  • 2008: Phd in Theatre Studies. Department of Theatre Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Athens. Dissertation: “Spyros Vassiliou's contribution to the stage and the theatre aesthetics of the greek painters of the '30s

  • 2000: MPhil in Theatre Studies. Department of Theatre Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Athens. Thesis: “The revue of Elefthero Theatro”

  • 1995: B.A. in Theatre Studies. Department of Theatre Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Athens.


  • 2017-Present: Teaching and Laboratory Faculty Member, Department of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

  • 2003-2009: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Patras. Courses taugh: History of Stage and Costume Design, History of Theatre Architecture, Drama in Education,

  • 2007-2010: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese. Courses taught: History of European Theatre.

  • 2003-2006: Curator and Leader of the Educational Programs. Museum “Atelier Spyros Vassiliou”.

  • 1997-2017: Drama Teacher in Primary and Secondary Schools.


  • 2017-Present: Researcher in Laboratory of Theatre Research, Documentation and Information, Department of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

  • 2016- Present: “Continuation, completion and publication of the research program: (Pythagoras 1) "Research and writing of the Greek Bibliography of Theater (1900-2005)" with emphasis on sections C5a. Theatre in education, C5b. Theatre for children. (07/2016 - 06/2018)” Scientific Responsible:Ch. Stamatopoulou-Vasilakou.

  • 2004-2008: Member of the research groupfor the university research program “Greek Bibliography of Theatre 1900-2005” Scientific Responsible: Walter Puchner.

  • 2003-2006: Organization of the painter Spyros Vassiliou’s personal archive. The Spyros Vassiliou Archive includes sketches, drawings, set and costume designs, photographs, texts, letters, paper clippings and a substantial number of playbills and theatrical programs. This material was organised and partially digitized for museum purposes (exhibitions, educational programs).

PUBLICATIONS (Selection, printed and under preparation)


  1. Ann Surgers, Milestones of Scenography at the Western Theatre , Egokeros, Athens 2014 (Introduction, Translation, Appendix: « The scenography of Modern Greek Theatre), p. 237-314.) ISBN:978-960-322-473-0

  2. Spyros Vassiliou and the Theatre, Benaki Museum, Athens2011.

  3. «Somewhere orNowhere? Searching the national stage space of Modern Greek Theatre»,in: Alexia Altouva/ Maria Sehopoulou(ed.), World Theatre: PerformanceDramaTheory: Proceedings of the Scientific Meeting dedicated to the 300 years from the birth of Denis Diderot, Department of Theatre Studies/ University of Athens, Athens2017, p.453-466. ΙSBN 978-618-82918-5-0

  4. Aristophanes in Primary Education: Teaching Attempts of the Ancient Greek Comedy at Ralleia Experimental School of Piraeus, in: Stavros Gosdros(ed.), CurriculumSchool Textbooks: From the Past to the Present and the Future. Proceedings, (vol 2). Museum of School Life and Education, Greek Company of PegagogyPierce American College of Greece, Athens2016, p.360-366 ISBN: 978-618-81132-5-1

  5. The Scenography and the Actor: detecting terms and limits of their interaction in the modern era, Proceedings of Scientific Μeeting, Ergo, Athens2011, p.. 287-298, ISBN: 978 -960- 8376-55-7

  6. Malliaropouleio and the theatre life in Tripolis in 1930s. A first approachin: G.Karakatsianis(ed.),Southern Peloponnese1935-1950. Alfeios / Messinia’s Company of Philologist, 2009, p. 261-301.

  7. Painters as Designers on the Greek Stage from the Inter-war Era to the ’50s: a Quest for Modernisation or Nationalisation of the Local Theatre Aesthetics?”,Inferno:Journal of Art History XII, University of St Andrews, vol.2007-08, pp. 67-76. ISSN: 1355-5596

  8. Laboratory of Theatre Research and Documentation: the theory of stage practice. Bibliographyofbooks(the part concerning stage and costume design and theatre architecture)”,Parabasis7 (2006), p.408-412 & 436.

Under preparation:

  1. Theatrical Satire and Dictatorship: The Case of the Elefthero Theatro” and the show …και συ χτενίζεσαι, Summer 1973, Parabasis 16/1 (2018)

  2. Greek Bibliography of Theatre1900-2005/16: a research in progress»in:Honorary Conference for the 20 years of Department of Theatre Studies’ Post Graduate Programme Resources of contemporary Greek Theatrology, University of Athens, 27-29/4/2017.

  3. The Theatre in the Revue by Elefthero Theatro: theatre process under study and questioningin Scientific Theatrological Conference 121 years of Greek Theatrical Revue, Rethymno, 14-15/11/2015.

  4. Creating a history documentary in the school: “though the Artsapproach of Greek Revolution (theatre, cinema, arts and dance)”in: International Conference of Art and Education: Teaching and Pegagocical Approaches in the school of 21st Century, Athens, 2-4/10/2015.

  5. «The State ideology and the Greek Theatre in 1950s: the drama of morals and manners (“ethografia”) as national aesthetics», in: 5th΄Panhellenic Theatre Conference Theatre and Democracy, University of Athens, Department of Theatre Studies, 5-8/11/2014