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The Arts of the Meddah, Public Storytellers. ©National Commission of Turkey for UNESCO 2005
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The Arts of the Meddah, Public Storytellers

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Summary/Historical Context

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Meddahlik was a Turkish theatre form performed by a single storyteller called a meddah and practised throughout Turkey and Turkish-speaking countries. Through the ages, similar narrative genres have flourished due to interaction among the peoples of Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East within this wide geographical area.

on this subject: Proclamation of Masterpieces 2005- Element inscribed on Representative List 2008

Place/country: Turkey
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Cenk Baysan, director. Ataturk Supreme Council, producer ; Ataturk Culture Center, producer. Ankira, co-producer ; Sadik Tural, co-producer.
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