Plays - Spectacle Plays - Shows
The kind of Karagöz,
which had been put on stage, had started to develop since 15th century
and had gained its dramatic character in the first half of the 19th
century. It has this name since the spectators are surrounding it when it is
The main characters
of the “middle play” of the City Public Theatre are Kavuklu and Pişekar. The
Middle Play mainly focuses on the speech duet of these two characters. Kavuklu
seems to be ignorant and confused and Kurnaz is a merry man from society. Pişekar
is an educated and efficient old man who is able to see which is good or bad.
The other characters
of Karagöz show, other than Kavuklu and Pişekar are able to be seen in middle
play (such as Acem, Karadenizli, Arnavut, Tuzsuz Deli Bekir, Zenneler etc.).
The folding screen,
which is named as “New World”, represents the house and the round table represents
the shop. The two chairs complete the décor.