Playwright Alexis Parnis, whose play Aphrodite’s Island was a hit in the USSR, has died at the age of 98.

Greek poet and playwright Alexis Parnis died on March 10 at the age of 99, TASS reports citing the newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton.

The reasons for the death of the prose writer are not disclosed, but it is known that the funeral of Parnis will take place on March 13 in  Greece .

One of the most famous works of the playwright is the play “The Last Night of Athens”, also known as “The Island of Aphrodite”, which was staged at the Maly Theater in 1960, and then became a real theatrical hit in the USSR and was shown in dozens of theaters across the country.

Parnis is also the author of the play Dry Island, the drama Bridgehead, the collection of poems The Heart of Greece, the novels Corrector, Pasternak Boulevard and Everyone Has Their Own Prague .

The works of Alexis Parnis have been translated into Russian, Belarusian, English, Polish, Romanian, Albanian and Chinese.

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