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Under the Castle (Şatonun Altında) staged by Physical Theatre Researches. Photo: Murat Dürüm.
Articles, Volume 9

New and Joyful Encounters with Macbeth in the Turkish Theatre

New and Joyful Encounters with Macbeth in the Turkish Theatre
By Eylem Ejder
Arab Stages, Volume 9 (Fall, 2018) 
©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

New texts, acting techniques, and production approaches are being revealed in the experimental work by recently founded theatre collectives in Istanbul. In every theatre season, audiences may attend a rich sampling of these experimental offerings. Some are a combination of storytelling form, adaptation of classical text, and physical theatre techniques. Maybe the first full-blown examples of this approach could be seen in two recent Macbeth adaptations: Macbeth / A Nightmare for Two (Macbeth/ İki Kişilik Kâbus) by Theatre BeReZe and Under the Castle (Şatonun Altında) by Physical Theatre Researches. Here I will present a brief overview of A Nightmare for Two, then will focus on the production Under the Castle.

Macbeth / A Nightmare for Two

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