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Meddah – turecki teatr jednego aktora. Spotkanie tradycji kultury ustnej z kulturą widowiskową
Meddah – Turkish Theatre of One Actor. The Meeting of Oral Tradition and Performance Culture

Author(s): Agnieszka Aysen Kaim
Subject(s): Cultural history, History of Art
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: theatre of one actor; Meddah; performative art; Turkish theatre between the 11th and 19th century
Summary/Abstract: The monograph explores performative potential of narrative art in oral traditions of Altai and Middle Eastern culture. Turkish meddah inspires contemporary artists, offering an active model, equal for both the artist and the audience. As an artistic form it developed between the 11th and 19th century. It unites epic theatre of one actor with the elements of tradition of a nomadic narrator, Central Asian shaman, epic singer ozan, Arabic maddah and the Persian tradition of the narrator of The Shahnameh.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-4672-6
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-4664-1
  • Page Count: 394
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish