Tag Archives: Sultan

On the 1st day of Christmas: Meet Esma, the hippie Karagöz puppet


So, for the 12 days before Christmas, you are meeting the various Karagöz shadow puppet characters that roam around in my head.  No, I am not a person with a major mental illness.  No, I don’t really, really see puppets … Continue reading

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The Sultan of Nutcrackers issues an invitation to the puppets


When we were last together, dear reader, Hacivad Bey was struggling forward through the thronging crowd of Karagöz shadow puppets in order to respond to the newly discovered Sultan of Nutcrackers. The Sultan had just issued his welcome, and inquired … Continue reading

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