Author: » Karagozcu

Yazılar

No image

Buy Karagoz puppets

You can buy plastic Karagoz puppets. 10 puppets 80 Euro (or equivalent USD), include postage, we send via post office, it goes to the European countries in 10 days, America 15 days. That puppets are not PROFESSIONAL LEATHER PUPPETS, they are just for amateur players. Houses 28 cm, beberuhi is 21 cm, the other puppets […]

No image

Puppet making workshop in Germany

We did a Karagoz puppets making workshop at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum Cologne city of Germany at 2010. So many people wanted to join our workshop but museum had put a limit for 15 persons. You can see our puppet making workshop below photos.

No image

Parts of Turkish shadow theatre Karagoz

Each Turkish shadow theatre in three parts: (1)Mukaddime (prologue or introduction) (2)Muhavere (dialogue) (3)Fasil (main plot), which concludes with a brief finale. Although every Turkish shadow theatre Karagoz contains an example of the basic parts, i.e., prologue, muhavere, and fasil varies almost independently of the content of the other elements which are perfected units in […]

No image

Some representative Karagoz scenarios (2)

Karagoz’un Sairligi (Karagos in the Poetry Contest): Karagoz enters a poetry contest among minstrels and beats all the other poets who present themselves having droll manners and costumes. He wins the prize, not by his talent in improvising poems on given rhymes and themes, but by his rudeness and violence. Timarhane (The Madhouse): Karagoz, by […]

No image

Some representative Karagoz scenarios

The main plot involves various types of people with different costumes, manners and dialects. Some of these plots have been handed down from generation to generation. Evliya Celebi lists some of the plays which are used to this day. However some puppeteers or Ortaoyunu companies tried to create new plots or vary the old ones […]

No image

Introduction of Shadow Play KARAGOZ (2)

Virtually nothing is known of popular theater under the Anatolian Turks between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. The Byzantine Emperor Manual Palaeologos II records his impression of his visit to Sultan Beyazit’s court sometime before 1407 and mentions companies of musicians, singers, dancers and actors. A very early description of a Turkish dramatic performance may […]

No image

Characters In Karagoz

The Stock Characters In Karagoz (2) Drunkard and Braggart: He always uses slang and Karagoz can not understand him. He occasionally threatens Karagoz but when the latter becomes angry, the drunkard shows his cowardice and runs away. He blusters in everywhere with his armoury of weapons and lays down the law, as he sees it. […]

No image

Traditional Turkish music in Karagoz plays

Turkish Music plays an important part in traditional Turkish plays called Karagoz. Turkish music as performed in these plays has acquired a characteristic of its own ands become a musical genre peculiar to old Istanbul’s urban light Turkish music. It is unthinkable to consider a Karagoz play in which Turkish music is not given performance. […]

No image

Turkish Shadow theatre Karagoz

The shadow theatre, which involves two-dimensional figures casting their shadows on a screen, had important place in Turkey as well as throughout the larger area of the Ottoman Empire. The Turks, before they came to know shadow theatre in the sixteenth century, had enjoyed a long-standing established puppet tradition. There is virtually no kind of […]

No image

Shadow play Karagoz

Welcome To Traditional Turkish Puppets Shadow Play Karagoz FOUR TRADITIONS OF THEATRE IN TURKEY* Theatrical art in Turkey is currently believed to have developed from the same religious, moral and educational urge to imitate human actions that accompanied its growth in other countries, particularly in ancient Greece. The puppet shadow play, which involves two-dimensional puppets […]