Monday, September 9, 2013

Hacivat and Karagöz from Turkey

Hacivat and Karagöz are the lead characters of the traditional Turkish shadow play, popularized during the Ottoman period. The central theme of the plays are the contrasting interaction between the two main characters. They are perfect foils of each other: Karagöz represents the illiterate but straightforward public, whereas Hacivat belongs to the educated class, speaking Ottoman Turkish and using a poetical and literary language [source: Wikipedia]

Sent by Nihan for private swap

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