Tag Archives: Shadow play

#DuranKaragöz – Taking the best of his spirit into M’lady’s new year!


Today’s blog post is all about Karagöz, the shadow puppet from Turkey – and namesake of the famous “Karagöz Oyunları” or “Karagöz puppet troupe.” As you can see from the photograph to your left, he is standing today, joining the … Continue reading

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Karagöz Oyunları- what now?


Karagöz (literal translation: “black eye”) is a word that refers both to an individual puppet character from the Ottoman Empire era AND to the entire troupe of Karagöz shadow puppets that surround him. I have described this band of puppets … Continue reading

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Farazi Kozmos’ modern-day take on Karagoz (in Turkish)


So, it has been months and months of me writing about the Karagöz puppets – and you know that these little paper people are metaphorical inventions that play out the voices in my head. You probably have also gathered that … Continue reading

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