Kurban (The Sacrifice)

Kurban (The Sacrifice) - Gungor Dilmon
Repeat: Theatro Dassous, 14/06/2007
Opening: Ankara State Theatre, Turkey, 15/11/2006

'Kurban' ('Sacrifice') by Gungor Dilmen, with its poetical language and the power of its imaginative qualities is considered a masterpiece of the Turkish theatre literature. In this play, staged for the first time in 1967, it is evident that the playwright has drawn on a problem of the Turkish society, still present in some regions of the country. Although the Civil Code prohibits men to marry more than one woman, religious tradition permits them to marry a second or even third spouse. In this play, in which Gungor Dilmen has been inspired from Euripides' 'Medea', Zehra, the tragic heroine, rebels against her fate and is led to destruction. The playwright has created a woman character from Anatolia, surprising as much as logically consistent, extra-ordinary as much as convincing. The structure of 'Kurban' ('Sacrifice') is similar to the one of the ancient Greek tragedies. The events develop fast from happiness to unhappiness. . .

Playwright: Gungor Dilmon
Director: Ayse Emel Mesci
Dramaturgical Advising: Ayse Emel Mesci
Costumes: Nalan Turkoglu
Lighting: Zeynel Isik
Composition: Okay Temiz
Dance instruction: Semi Bayraktar
Traditional dances instruction: Sevinc Yildiz
Masks: Ilhan Ates
Assistant Director: Ahmet Erkut
Assistant Director: Gamze Ozlem Tezbasaran
2 performances
Theatro Dassous (14/06/2007 - 15/06/2007)
Aspects of Ancient Drama- 1st Theatre Festival of South-east Europe
Performed in Turkish with surtitles in Greek and English. Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes without interval
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