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Brecht on Theatre. Willett, John. New York; Hill & Wang, 1964

 Item — Box: 5

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Albert Nekimken Turkish Theater Collection comprises primary research material assembled by Nekimken in Turkey while working on his dissertation on the influence of German Marxist politics and Bertolt Brecht on modern theater in Turkey. The collection consists of 184 volumes of published plays (some banned, many now scarce or rare), as well as theater history and criticism, written mainly from 1960 to 1975, and 29 audio cassettes containing performances and interviews with actors, playwrights and screenwriters, recorded by Nekimken in 1975 and 1976. Additionally, the collection includes a folder of photographs related to Haldun Taner's play Epopee of Ali of Keshan.

Supplemental Information From the Collection:

An interview of Albert Nekimken regarding his experiences in Turkey and the creation of this collection was conducted via Zoom on January 30, 2022, by Prof. Sylvia Onder of Georgetown University; a link to the recorded interview can be found under "External Documents" in this finding aid. A digital copy of Albert's 1978 dissertation, "The Impact of Bertolt Brecht on Society and the Development of Political Theater in Turkey", is available for reference.


  • Publication: 1964

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Series 2. Recorded interviews and performances, is restricted until the material is reformatted to digital audio files due to fragility of the cassette tapes.


From the Collection: 4 Cubic Feet (10 boxes and 1 folder)

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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