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7 Şekspir Müzikali (7 Shakespeares Musical) (Aydoğan, 2009-2011)

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7 Şekspir Müzikali (7 Shakespeares Musical)

Building upon Jacques’ theatrum mundi trope, 7 Şekspir Müzikali visualises the seven ages of man from cradle to grave. Being a collection of several excerpts from different translators, including those made by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) alum Haluk Bilginer (1954-…) himself, the musical is built upon Bilginer’s almost one person performance where the rest of the cast as female fools accompany his dancing and singing through a well-choreographed pace. Performing all seven stages of man singlehandedly by referring to social and theatrical issues alike, Bilginer displays his great acting and life-long love relationship with Shakespeare in this almost two-hour musical. The production draws from Shakespeare’s Sonnets, The Passionate Pilgrim XII, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, King Henry the Fifth, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, The First Part of King Henry the Fourth, King Richard the Second, Macbeth, and Pericles.


Haluk Bilginer
Evrim Alasya
Selen Öztürk
Zeynep Alkaya
Tuğçe Karaoğlan

Production Team

Kemal Aydoğan

Costume and Décor
Bengi Günay
Özlem Karabay

İrfan Varlı

Tolga Çebi

Haluk Bilginer
Talat Sait Halman
Sabahattin Eyüboğlu
Sevgi Sanlı
Zeynep Avcı
Bülent Bozkurt
İrfan Şahinbaş
Can Yücel

For more information, visit Oyun Atölyesi.

Poster of 7 Şekspir Müzikali (2009-2011), image from Oyun Atölyesi.


Image of the Second Stage of Man in 7 Şekspir Müzikali (2009-2011), image from Oyun Atölyesi.


Further Reading

Öğütcü, Murat. “Contemporary Turkish Shakespeares: New Breath to Old Lives.” Early Modern Liveness: Mediating Presence in Text, Stage and Screen. Eds. Danielle Rosvally and Donovan Sherman. London: Arden, 2023. 145-169.

Early Modern Liveness book cover


Production notes provided by Associate Professor Dr. Murat Öğütcü, Adıyaman University, Turkey.


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