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Welcome to Turkish Shakespeares.

This site aims to introduce Turkish Shakespeares to a broader international audience. You will find the latest news about Shakespeare in Turkey, blog posts about the reception and production of Shakespeare in Turkey and a Bibliography of Shakespeare in Turkey.


Latest News

Shakespeare Studies and Robert College in Istanbul

Robert College has been influential in the spread of Shakespeare studies in Turkey. Established first as a theology school as the Bebek Seminary in 1840, the Robert College (for boys) was formally established by Cyrus Hamlin, the college’s first president, and Christopher Rhinelander Robert, its principal financer, in 1863. Famous for its progressive and innovative…

Shakespeare Studies and the English High Schools in Istanbul

Shakespeare is among the most important non-Turkish authors in Turkey and has become an indispensable part of the theatre repertory and the educational curricula. Yet, the origins of Shakespeare studies go back to foreign schools in Ottoman Turkey. The proper academic study of Shakespeare in Turkey started in British missionary and foreign schools. In this…

Macbeth-Style Bloody Menemen: Kadro Pa’s Macbeth Mutfakta

Kadro Pa’s play Macbeth Mutfakta is a postdramatic experiment with Shakespeare’s play. Performing for more than ten years in national and international venues, actor/adaptor Simge Günsan tells the story of Macbeth by using kitchen utensils instead of human actors. Representing an example of object theatre, Macbeth Mutfakta is performed on a table as Günsan tells…

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