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Karagiozis, the most characteristic figure of the Greek shadow theatre, has its own unique museum created by the shadow-player Eugene Spatharis. Spathario Shadow Theatre Museum is housed at a Neoclassical building in Marousi, in the northern region of Athens and is the first and one of its kind in the whole world!
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Karagiozis Museum does not aim to present a monotonous exhibition of Karagiozis figures; it was meant to be the new house of Karagiozis, a place that protects and keeps alive this tiny figure that marked the Greek culture, popular tradition and folk theatre.
The museum consists of four halls: Hall A includes figures made of cardboard and scenic designs carved to the detail, Hall B shows figures of plastic celluloid, most of them influenced by the Greek mythology, Hall C presents figures inspired by the Greek History and Hall D hosts leather Karagiozis figures and some leather figures of shadow theatre from Bali, China, Thailand and Java.
The entrance is free and the museum is open from 10am to 2pm, operating from Monday to Friday or Sunday upon request.
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