AKM - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

W. SHAKESPEARE

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Theatre

İstanbul State Theatre

Playwright William Shakespeare
Translator Nurettin Sevin
Dramaturge and Directing Yücel Erten

The play circles around the marriage adventures of the two daughters of Signore Baptista, on one hand the extremely obstinate and unprayable Katherina, “the shrew” of the play, and on the other the dovelike and easy going younger sister, Bianca. Baptista declares that unless the older sister is married he won’t let his little daughter Bianca marry. In order to break this seal, the suitors of Bianca ask aid from Petruchio. Petruchio sets to work with the intention of both inheriting the loaded dowery of Katherina, and also with the claim that he could tame and meeken her. In the meanwhile the suitors of Bianca also try to get close to the young girl, resorting to different methods so as to entice her. Here, Katherina’s stance, digging in her heels against her male dominated surrounding, and the devices set to secure Bianca will a create a unique kind of a whirlpool.

Scenic Design Ethem İzzet Özbora
Costume Design Nalan Alaylı
Light Design Yakup Çartık
Music Emil Tan Erten
Co-Director Burak Şentürk
Director’s Assistant Eylem Yıldız
Directing Assistants Oya Ünal, Tuba Aydın

ACTORS:
Katherina Veda Yurtsever
Petruchio Hakan Meriçliler
Baptista Uğur Hakan Güneri
Lucentio Turan Günay
Gremio İlkay Akdağlı
Tranio Fatih Dokgöz
Grumio Zülfükar Ali Sinan Demir
Ortensio Burak Altay
Bianka Çiğdem Yıldız
Biondello Bilal Ercan
Vincentio Rezzak Aklar
Traveler Ahmet Taşdemir
Tailor Mehmet Emrah Hamşioğlu
Widow Seda Özgiş
Finto Tuba Aydın

STATUES:
Başak Ova
Büşra Saraç
Özlem Karataş
Tuğçe Topçu

SERVANTS:
Ahmet Kurt
Erdem Bilgi
Hakan Sivlim
Muhammed Yıldız

Stage Manager İhsan Ata
Call Person Emrah Tirsi
Light Operator Hakan Çağlı
Set Supervisor Bedri Ulutaş
Props Supervisor Burak Topcu
Women’s Tailer Nimet Çelebi
Men’s Tailor Zeki Kürkçü
Wigger Zeynep Bolkısık
Mechanic Okan Karaal

Event Rules
  • Purchased tickets cannot be changed or refunded, except in case of cancellation of the event or change of date.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events in AKM will be subject to specific rules. Everyone who buys a ticket will be assumed to have agreed to these rules and enforcements.
  • The student ticket is only valid with an available student ID. On the day of the event, the student IDs must be presented to the staff.
  • AKM Management reserves the right not to admit those who are considered unsuitable for the event by giving them refunds.
  • In accordance with the circular letter, “Mandatory PCR Test” dated 14.01.2022 issued by the Republic of Türkiye, Ministry of Internal Affairs, it has been decided on the advice of the Coronavirus Science Committee that, due to the recent course of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on public health, it is no longer necessary to have PCR test scans prior to attending events such as concerts, cinema, or theatre.
  • During the concert, recording with cameras, mobile phones, and other recording equipment is forbidden. Recording devices will not be allowed in the venues. 
  • The events are suitable for participants aged 7 and over.
  • Once the event begins, no visitors will be allowed in the venue.
  • It is required for visitors to arrive and be ready at the entrance 1 hour prior to the event.   
  • The concert halls may change for reasons beyond control. AKM management is sure to change the seating layout, ensuring they assign the spectators a new seat in the changed venue that is closest to the prior ticket number. Purchased tickets will not be refunded due to the change of venue. 
  • Guests are required to comply with the stated seating layout; they are obliged not to change their seats during the event.
  • It’s forbidden to enter the venues with food and beverages, consume tobacco or tobacco products or use e-cigarettes outside smoke-free areas.
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