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Brecht in Turkey 1955-1977


The Impact of the Bertold Brecht on Society and the Development of Revolutionary Theater in Turkey


A study of the role of the German playwright Brecht on Turkish society and thinking in the twentieth century.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-910-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Nov 30,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 293
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-910-3
$156.00
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Albert Nekimken’s Brecht in Turkey 1955-1977 is a unique study of the influence of Bertolt Brecht on theatre in Turkey during the twentieth century. Brecht, a German playwright, gained prominence in Turkey in the 1960s and 1970s and translations and productions of his plays appeared frequently. Nekimken describes the lasting influence that Brecht left on Turkish society in terms of literature and other spheres. Nekimken reveals how Turkish cultural, social and political life were all deeply influenced by Brecht’s thought and its unique interpretation by Turkish intellectuals. For this reason, the author identifies Brecht as the main reason for a renaissance in a number of areas of Turkish society in the mid- to late-twentieth century. Nekimken’s study is one of the few to look at the history of theatre in Turkey and the first of its kind to study Brecht’s role in it.

Albert Nekimken’s Brecht in Turkey 1955-1977 is a unique study of the influence of Bertolt Brecht on theatre in Turkey during the twentieth century. Brecht, a German playwright, gained prominence in Turkey in the 1960s and 1970s and translations and productions of his plays appeared frequently. Nekimken describes the lasting influence that Brecht left on Turkish society in terms of literature and other spheres. Nekimken reveals how Turkish cultural, social and political life were all deeply influenced by Brecht’s thought and its unique interpretation by Turkish intellectuals. For this reason, the author identifies Brecht as the main reason for a renaissance in a number of areas of Turkish society in the mid- to late-twentieth century. Nekimken’s study is one of the few to look at the history of theatre in Turkey and the first of its kind to study Brecht’s role in it.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • Acknowledgments (page 9)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 11)
  • 1 AN ANNOTATED REVIEW OF TURKISH BRECHT PRODUCTIONS (page 23)
  • 2 THE OUTLOOK FOR THEATER OF MARXISM AND ISLAM IN TURKEY (page 33)
  • 3 THE CONTEXT OT TURKISH THEATRICAL HISTORY (page 59)
  • 4 THE POTENTIAL FOR BRECHT'S EPIC THEATER IN TURKEY (page 75)
  • 5 BRECHT'S INFLUENCE ON TURKISH PLAYS, PLAYWRIGHTS AND THEATER GROUPS (page 109)
  • 6 BRECHT AND THE POLITICIZING OF TURKISH CINEMA (page 197)
  • 7 CRITICAL EVALUATION OF BRECHT IN TURKEY (page 209)
  • CONCLUSION (page 233)
  • APPENDIX (page 247)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BRECHT IN TURKEY (1955-1977) (page 265)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 279)