Published/Performed: 1946 (1952 Eng)
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Born: Feb 18, 1883 Heraklion, Crete
Passed: Oct 27, 1957 Freiburg, Germany
Film: Zorba the Greek
Zorba the Greek is a novel written by the Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis (February 18, 1883 ? October 26, 1957), first published in 1946. It is the tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba. The novel was adapted into a successful 1964 film of the same name as well as a 1968 musical, Zorba.
The film was directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and the title character was played by Anthony Quinn. The supporting cast includes Alan Bates, Lila Kedrova, Irene Papas, and Sotiris Moustakas.
The musical premiered on Broadway in 1968 in a production directed by Harold Prince. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical in a season that included Hair, Promises, Promises and 1776. The last of these won the award. The original production ran for 305 performances, but a 1983 Broadway revival ran for 362 performances with a cast starring Anthony Quinn.
There is no entry about the novel available on Wikipedia at this time, but here is a link to the film entry.Read film information at Wikipedia
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