2nd International Interdisciplinary Theatre Meeting: Haldun Taner Birth Centenary Symposium
With the cooperation of Istanbul Theatre Festival, Pera Museum, İstanbul University Haldun Taner Theatre Research Center and the Department of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy at İstanbul University will celebrate the centenary of Haldun Taner’s birth in a theater meeting.
2nd International Interdisciplinary Theatre Meeting which is organized by the Department of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy with the cooperation of Istanbul University Haldun Taner Theatre Research Center, Istanbul Theatre Festival and Pera Museum will be held on 26-27 November 2015.
The main theme of the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Theatre Meeting will be “Haldun Taner”.
Haldun Taner is one of the important figures in Turkish literature. Haldun Taner who wrote many essays, articles, stories and scenarios is also an important milestone of theatre in Turkey. He pioneered the development of new forms like epic theatre and cabaret; has been an important figure in political theatre and his plays constituted a model of how to draw upon traditional performing arts like karagoz and ortaoyunu.
Haldun Taner was one of the first people who argued that theatre should be studied in a scientific discipline and this science should be taught in universities. He struggled to establish the department of “Theatre Science” at İstanbul University in 1950s but could not achieve despite his efforts. The Department of Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy which was founded in 1992 and the Haldun Taner Theatre Research Center which was founded in 2010 could both be considered as the realization of his wishes.
In his birth’s centenary, we invite you to 2nd International Interdisciplinary Theatre Meeting to evaluate his works, his contributions to theatre and to commemorate Haldun Taner who projected that there would be a more scientific education in the discipline of theatre in the future; and who emphasized the importance of the connection between theory and practice.
The language of the conference is Turkish and English