Ibrahim the Mad and Other Plays
An Anthology of Modern Turkish Drama v. 1
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Ibrahim the Mad and Other Plays by Talat Sait Halman
Book DescriptionSince the middle of the twentieth century, Turkish playwriting has been notable for its verve and versatility. This two-volume anthology is the first major collection of modern Turkish plays in English - a selection dealing with ancient Anatolian mythology, Ottoman history, contemporary social issues, family dramas, and ribald comedy from Turkey's cities and rural areas. It also includes several plays set outside Turkey.The two volumes together will feature seventeen plays by major playwrights published or produced from the late 1940s to the 1990s, with volume 1, "Ibrahim the Mad" and Other Plays, encompassing plays from the 1940s through the 1960s, and volume 2, "I, Anatolia" and Other Plays, including plays from the 1970s through the 1990s. They grant to English readers the pleasure of riveting drama in translations that are colloquial as well as faithful. For producers, directors, and actors they provide a wealth of fresh, new material, with characters ranging from Ottoman sultans to a Soviet cosmonaut, from the Byzantine Empress Theodora to a fisherman's wife, from residents of an Istanbul neighborhood to King Midas, from Montezuma to a Turkish cabinet minister.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815608974
(254mm x 178mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Since the middle of the 20th century, Turkish playwriting has been notable for its verve and versatility. This is the collection of modern Turkish plays in English, with subjects ranging from ancient Anatolian mythology and Ottoman history to contemporary social issues, family dramas, and ribald comedy from Turkey's cities and rural areas.
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Author Biography - Talat Sait Halman
Talat S. Halman is professor and chairman of the Department of Turkish Literature at Bilkent University in Ankara. Formerly he was on the faculties of Columbia University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. He has written or edited more than seventy books, including Contemporary Turkish Literature, Modern Turkish Drama, and Suleyman the Magnificent Poet. He is also editor of the Journal of Turkish Literature (JTL). Jayne L. Warner is director of research at the Institute for Aegean Prehistory in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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