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Department of Theatre Studies


Assistant Professor

Office 912, 9th floor, School of Philosophy

Phone: 210-7277928

E-mail: edaraklitsa[at]theatre.uoa[dot]gr



Elina Daraklitsa is Assistant Professor of International Theatre and Drama at the Department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She also taught Dramatic Writing and Theatre History for five years at the Hellenic Open University. She holds a PostDoc and a PhD in Theatrical Studies and has also been a Visiting Professor at three Universities (the University of Peloponnese, the Open University of Cyprus, the University of Galati). She was Director of the National Centre of Pirandello Studies for SE Europe and Cyprus and Director of the Kyveli Institute. She specializes in the field of the History of Drama with specific focus on Italian, French, American and Greek Contemporary dramaturgy. She is also a theatre critic and has translated more than 20 plays into Modern Greek. He has received a Professor Award from Unesco for the promotion of Greek literature and arts in Europe and the Luigi Pirandello Prize. She has been awarded the best screenplay award seven times for the film Just like water and two times for the film The Cerry of Oblivion. Her 47 studies have been published in international scientific journals. Elina Daraklitsa has written and published ten scientific books.

Ιndicatively some of her most importantmonographs and publications are:

  1. The masks of commedia dell'arte. Its influence from the ancient Greek and Roman theater, Otan Editions, Athens 2023.
  2. Paolo Bosisio-Elina Daraklitsa, History of theatre, Polytropon Editions, Athens 2023.
  3. La drammaturgia del teatro documento in America nel XX e XXI secolo, Edizioni Academiche Italiane, Saarbrücken, Germany 2021, ISBN, 978-620-0-83984-8.
    This monograph has been translated into 6 European languages and published by 7 publishing houses in 6 European countries.
    3.1 A dramaturgia do teatro de documentos na América nos séculos X e XXI, Edições Nosso Conhecimento, 2021. ISBN: 978-620-4-03161-3.
    3.2 Die Dramaturgie des dokumententheaters in Amerika, Verlag Unser Wissen 2021, ISBN: 978-620-4-03156-9.
    3.3 La dramaturgia del teatro documento en América en los siglos XX y XXI, Ediciones Nuestro Conocimento 2021, ISBN: 978-620-4-03158-3.
    3.4 La dramaturgie du théâtre documentaire en Amérique aux 20e et 21e siècles, Editions Notre Savoir, 2021. ISBN : 978-620-4-03159-0.
    3.5 The dramaturgy of document theatre in America in the 20th and 21st centuries, Our Knowledge Publishing 2021, ISBN: 978-620-4-03157-6.
    3.6 Драматургия документального театра в Америке B 20 и 21 векax, Sciencia Scripts 2021. ISBN: 978-620-4-03160-6.
  4. Percorsi di storiografia teatrale neoellenica (1901-2000). Il Teatro Nazionale di Atene e la drammaturgia, Edizioni Academiche Italiane, Saarbrücken, Germany 2020. ISBN: 978-620-0-83891-9.
  5. Interazioni teatrali italoelleniche. Saggi sulla drammaturgia e lo spazio scenico, Edizioni Academiche Italiane, Saarbrücken, Germany 2019. ISBN: 978-3-330-78155-9.
  6. Art and theatre in the contemporary Greece and Cyprus, Editions of Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus 2019.
  7. Art and contestation in contemporary Italy (1909-2017), Polytropon Editions, Athens 2018.
  8. The Perspective sceneryin theEuropeantheatre of 20 century, Polytropon Editions, Athens 2018.
  9. Carlo Gozzi’s theatre. The delineation of the long route of tale-drama from the venetian scenes of 18th century to the European opera of 21st century, Polytropon Editions, Athens 2017.
  10. The reception of the Italian dramaturgy of the 20th century in Greece during the period 1900-1940, Polytropon Editions, Athens 2016. Book nominated for the award: “Premio Nazionale di Teatro Luigi Pirandello. Edizione XXI” in the category: Historical-Critical Essay.
  11. «The symbolisms and dramaturgic notions in The Trojan Women under Jean Paul Sartre’s political and philosophical view»,Proceedings of 9th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts and Humanities (ISCAH 2022) Extended Sessions “Wen science meets art”. SWS Vienna Art Scientific Sessions, Vienna, 7-9 December 2022, vol. 9, n. 1, pp. 17-24. ISSN 2682-9940, DOI 10.35603/sws.iscah.2022/s03.02,ISBN 978-3-903438-05-7
  12.  «The mask in commedia dell’arte and ancient Greek comedy. A comparative and historical approach, with emphasis on the methodology of acting», inActs ofInternational CongressArt & Humanities Scientific Conference in Florence, The magic of the Renaissance, 26-27 October 2020, December 2020, pp. 81-90.