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The Arts of the Meddah, Public Storytellers

Language: English

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

Topics and Tags
Place/region: Turkey, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Cenk Baysan
Publisher: Ataturk Supreme Council; Ataturk Culture Center
Coproducer/sponsor: Ankira; Sadik Tural
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Original: Betacam
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/00481
File No: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2008-00100-TUR.DV
Rights holder: UNESCO; Ataturk Supreme Council; Ataturk Culture Center