Theodoros Terzopoulos shook the Greek theatrical landscape in 1986 with his production of the "Bacchae". His presentation was a radically groundbreaking initiative advocating the disengagement of tragedy from the scenic bonds of traditional interpretation and established prototypes. The concept of violence guides the viewer through the performances of the "ATTIS" theatre enabling him to decode Terzopoulos΄scenic idiom first presented in 1985 and revised ever since: Physical violence and Ritual violence.
The composite book "Theodoros Terzopoulos and the Attis Theatre - history, methodology and comments" is based on Terzopoulos΄ text about his methodological approach and his views on theatre enhanced by 160 pages of photographs from his productions.
The two introductory texts by Eleni Varopoulou and Marianna McDonald present an anlysis and placement of his work. In a comprehensive talk with the Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki, Terzopoulos discusses the Theatre Olympics, of which he is the author and president. Additionally, famous artists and renowned personalities offer their comments on Theodoros Terzopoulos and the Attis Theatre: Bob Wilson, E. Sabato, W. Soyinka, Y. Liubimov, S. Paradjanov, A. Vassiliev, A. Deminova, H. Muller, E. Schall, M. Wekwerth, Tadashi Suzuki, H. Monleon.
The edition is complemented by a detailed performance calendar, filmography and bibliography.