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The Stock Characters In Karagoz

We can not separate the performance and the characters of the shadow theater from the social context and ethos of the Ottoman Empire in which it was generated and firmly located in its context. It was a large empire spread over three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. Its population consisted of several nationalities, religions and […]

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Hacivat

Hacivat’s opportunism is in contrast with the instinctive morality of Karagoz . The latter, like a curious but unmalicious child, does not miss a single opportunity to turn into ridicule the very things which Hacivat and company take seriously. Hacivat blunders racklessly into all the intrigues, he spoils everything he ruins all. For this reason […]

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Karagoz

In the foregoing chapter I have touched in passing on karagoz and Hacivat, the two cronies who are the leading characters of the Turkish shadow theatre karagoz , but the main character is karagoz . Karagoz is uneducated but honest . However there are many others a whole host of characters in fact which throng […]

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Emin Senyer

Emin Senyer was born in 1961 in Samsun city. He learned the Karagoz art from Hayali Metin Ozlen who was selected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture as the best Karagoz artist in 1974, and he also was pronounced as Karagoz artist by his master in the shadow play which was done in TRT […]

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Bibliography of puppet theatre

Bill Baird. The art of the Puppets , New York 1966 Helen Binyon. Puppetry Today London 1966 J. Tilakasiri. The puppet theater of Asia , Colombo 1970 Yu Feng. The shadow theater and shadow puppet , Chinese Litterature 1963 Sergei Obraztsov. The Chinese Puppet Theater , London 1961 Olive Blackham. Shadow Puppets , London 1960 […]

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Hacivat (By Damian Croft)

Masallah! The strains of relentless arabesque and the smell of tobacco came drifting from the cab. The throb of the engine choked into silence. Masallah! Came the single points of orange light from the tips of their cigarettes. Masallah! Came the sounds of spoken Turkish that could just be heard in the hum of the […]

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Meddah – Story Teller

In Turkey too the professional story teller the meddah is a very long standing tradition. The meddah represented many different types of people by imitating peculitarities of dialect and person. Instead of merely describing a character, he would give an impersonation, sometimes changing his head-dress to suit, and using two props a cudgel and a […]

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Contact

My E-Mail: karagozcu@gmail.com  

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Portugal puppet museum

Portugal puppet museum has bought my 20 pieces shadow play puppets collection Some of them

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Georgian International Art Festival

We Joined to Georgian International Festival of Arts in honor of Michail Tumanishvili – GIFT We Joined to Georgian International Festival of Arts in honor of Michail Tumanishvili – GIFT between 21th. and 27th October 2013 at Tbilisi city. We played Traditional Turkish shadow theatre Karagoz and Hacivat’s Mecnun and Leyla play at Michail Tumanishvili […]