From Self-Effacement to Confrontation: The Emergence of Queer Theatre in Istanbul

  •  Elif Bas    


Over the past ten years, the number of alternative theatres run by young artists in Istanbul has increased significantly. Political theatre has become an important part of this new cultural milieu. This article explores the emergence of queer theatre as part of this trend, especially in the last five years. It also examines the developments that gave rise to this theatre and elaborates on the topic by analysing two plays Cadinin Bohcasi (Sack of the Witch) and 80lerde Lubunya Olmak (Being a Transsexual in the 80s).

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9655
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9663
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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