Theatre of Turkey

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The theatre of Turkey encompasses the traditional theatre practice of the Ottoman period and the modern Turkish theatre. In Turkey, theatre acts are performed by numerous private theatre companies and subsidized companies such as the general directorate of Turkish State Theatres or Istanbul Municipality Theatre.


The Darülbedayi was an Ottoman imperial theatre established in Istanbul in 1914 and run by the actor Muhsin Ertuğrul.[1]

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  1. The Turkish muse: views & reviews, 1960s-1990s - Page 252 Talât Sait Halman, Jayne L. Warner - 2006 "His emphasis is less on the artistic evolution of the Darulbedayi than on its organizational and structural growth. To a large extent, the history of this remarkable repertory theater is dominated by Muhsin Ertugrul as artistic director, actor, ..."