Kel Kantocu
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Bald Soprano

Bald Soprano is the first work of Eugene Ionesco and the most well-known one in the absurd theatre genre. It dwells on daily conversations which totally lack of communication, of two couples from high segments of the society and is created by words put together in meaningless sequences and through free recall. Ionesco uses the absurdity of one who tries to learn a new language to discuss how language as a concept has lost its meaning and how, rather than a facilitator has become a barrier before communicating; reminding all other concepts passed from pre-moderns yet rejected by the moderns and contemporary reason. The grand destruction of the Second World War introduced existentialism against the rationalism formed by Descartes. The magic of the “I think therefore I am” has lost its meaning before the destruction brought by the thinking moderns. The very destruction that the science caused, for the science expected to build better and shiner days, ended the “faith” the men had in science. In the “meaninglessness” he fell into, men created his own style in theatre; the dark comedy, absurd theatre. Man is confined to struggle helplessly in the destruction. Because he rejected his own origin. The Theatre of Certainty with the adaptations to the original text, tries to make a comparison between the tradition which makes no sense to the moderns today and the “absurd” way of living of the moderns as the story tells. To reveal this contrast better, the Theatre of Certainty employed physical acting as a method similar to the previous plays and created two dimensional acting against to the natural acting method. This contrast helps audience think about what is modern and what is traditional, what is absurd and what is nonsense.


Alev Sarıkaya / Umut Alper

Derya Divan

Erkan Yücel

Mustafa H. Koca

Sinemis Kamer Şahin

Tuna Şahin