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The Karagöz puppets review “Mustang”


The Karagöz puppets recently high-tailed it to the cinema to check out “Mustang,” a new film by Turkish-French writer Denis Gamze Ergüven.  Set in Kastamonu province in Turkey, the film follows the lives of a set of beautiful and free-spirited adolescent sisters being raised … Continue reading

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The puppets sigh…on women changing faces to make new lives


This morning, the little chorus of “cengi” 0r dancing lady puppets woke me up with a short glass of tea and long, sad faces.  As you may recall, these members of the Karagöz Oyunlari that inhabit my head have NOT … Continue reading

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