In Search of a New Performativity after Gezi: On Symbolic Politics and New Dramaturgies in Turkey

Pieter Verstraete*

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    This article is an adapted version of a text originally published in Turkish in the historical materialist journal PRAKSIS in 2016, and translated into English by the author.(1) It focuses on performative protest acts and the role of the performing artist in Turkey in the context of the Gezi Park uprisings of 2013. The article examines how some of Gezi's performative protest actions evidence a larger cultural transformation, of which we can see a continuation in new theatre playtexts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)273-290
    Number of pages18
    JournalTheatre Research International
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Oct-2019


    • Turkey
    • theatre studies
    • performance studies
    • standing man
    • gezi protests
    • symbolic politics
    • performativity
    • dramaturgy of protest
    • social movements

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