Tag Archives: Bursa

Breaking out of the glass box: The Karagöz puppets rejoice


Lately, I’ve been immobilized inside a midnight-blue and burnt sienna glass box, with walls so thick that the voices of the puppets have been obscured.   Those Karagöz puppets, They finally plastered a sign onto that imprisoning glass with rose … Continue reading

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The Karagoz puppets tout the oxygen cure


A one year-old baby boy we know was in the hospital this week, with double pneumonia.  It is a scary time for his brave parents, who are by now totally sleep deprived, I am sure. The puppets are each praying … Continue reading

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On the 6th day of Christmas: Meet Tiryaki the opium addict with narcolepsy


Today, we meet one of the more shadowy figures in my head – and in the history of Karagöz shadow puppetry in Turkey, Tiryaki Bey, who is addicted to opium and nods off on a regular basis – sometimes due to narcolepsy … Continue reading

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