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Synadinos Residence

COUNTY: Arcadia MUNICIPALITY: Tripoli

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14.87ºC

Category

Neoclassical

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Visit the wonderful neoclassical mansion of Theodoros Synadinos, a great playwright and journalist.

In the center of Tripoli there is a two-storey neoclassical mansion, the residence of the playwright and journalist of Arcadian origin, Theodoros N. Synadinos (1878-1959), which today stands abandoned. There is an outdoor inscription quoting: “In this house was born the playwright and journalist, Theodoros N. Synadinos, 1878-1959)”. It is a typical neoclassical house of an old Tripoli wealthy family. On the first floor there is the house and on the ground floor various stores.

Theodore Synadinos went to Law school in Athens, but he worked as a journalist and later he became the editor of many newspapers and magazines. However, he is known for his theatrical plays that were a huge success. He cooperated with every important company of the 20th century and with great actresses such as Kyveli and Kotopouli. He wrote 58 plays, the most noted of which was “Karagiozis”, a huge success of the actress Kotopouli.

In addition to writing theatrical plays, Theodore Synadinos also wrote essays and the History of Modern Greek Music. In 1930’s he became a member of the artistic committee and director of the Municipal School of the National Theatre; after the war, he became director of the National Opera. From 1932 until 1946 he was president of the Greek Playwrights Society.