Istanbul theater revamps Shakespeare plays

Istanbul theater revamps Shakespeare plays 25/03/2016 (Anadolu Agency – Turkey): British playwright William Shakespeare’s works have undergone countless adaptations, from silent performances to dance acts, for hundreds of years.In Istanbul, a local theater has been adapting Shakespeare’s plays in a freely translated and modern manner in order to render the plays engaging and relatable to a larger audience.“There are people who said to me that they were happy to understand a Shakespeare play. This is very precious,” Onur Unsal, 30, says in the foyer area of the four-story theater, decorated mainly in black and white.Unsal, who is also a well known television actor in Turkey, is one of the 12 founders of the Moda Sahnesi, a theater based on Istanbul’s Anatolian side, in the Kadikoy district.The group teamed up in 2013. They have since been joined by a number of other actors and actresses…




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