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Ibrahim the Mad and Other Plays
An Anthology of Modern Turkish Drama, Volume One

 
Edited by Talat S. Halman and Jayne L. Warner

Paper $39.95    |    978-0-8156-0897-4    |    2008

Description
Since 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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Editors
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 Süleyman 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.

7 x 10, 560 pages, illustrations, biographical notes


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