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Lecture Performance|Traditional Turkish Shadow Theatre: Karagöz《土耳其傳統影戲:黑眼睛》

Turkish State Theaters

July 6|Thu|16:30
R211, Research Building
研究大樓 R211


TWD 150


The puppet theatre is called Karagöz, which means "black eye" and is named after the main character in the stories. According to the legend, Karagöz begun in Bursa when two men working on construction of the great mosque in 1396 performed impromptu comedy routines. The other workers enjoyed their performances so much that it slowed the progress of construction, and when the sultan heard of this situation, he condemned the two men, Karagöz and Hacivat, to death. The Karagöz stories are often based on social situations such as a contest or a business deal and the Karagöz puppet is often deceitful, lewd and a little violent - perfect skills to learn for a “hayali”, the puppet master in Turkish, meaning "imaginary" or "image creator”.
In the lecture performance session first we will explain the historical and philosophical background of Karagöz – Turkish Shadow Puppetry and then hold a short performance.

Production 演出與製作團隊

Hakan Dundar works as the set and costume designer for the State Theaters of Turkey in Ankara. He has designed sets, costume, props, masks, and puppets for over 200 professional performances. His work was in the gallery section of World Stage Design 2005 in Toronto, Canada he was a featured designer in the Turkish exhibit at PQ 2007 and a workshop leader in USITT Conference in Charlotte, NC, USA in 2011.
Ali Meriç currently works as an actor and director with the Antalya State Theatre in Turkey. He teaches traditional Karagoz shadow puppetry in the Akdeniz University Department of Theatre and is a member of UNIMA (The Worldwide Puppetry Organization) and ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People).

Company: Turkish State Theaters
Artists: Hakan Dündar, Ali Meriç
Assistant: D. Burcu BORAN

Series Event 同場加映

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Photo Credit: Turkish State Theaters

Duration 長度

45 mins

Language 語言

Presentation: In English
Performance: In Turkish with English subtitles.

Special Notes 注意事項

Presented without intermission.

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