Yılmaz Onay

Turkish writer
Onay in 2006

Yılmaz Onay (April 20, 1937 – January 9, 2018) was a Turkish author, artist, theatre director, playwright and translator.[1] He was born in Gaziantep, Turkey.

He translated plays, which most of them are known plays of Bertolt Brecht, stories, novels, books of poems and non-fiction books from German to Turkish and write plays and novels; all published.

As a director, he staged most of Brecht’s works, in a theatre called Epic Theatre[2] which he was one of the frontiers of this theatre movement in Turkey. He was known for staging a known play Fear and Misery of the Third Reich written by Brecht.

Onay died in Gaziantep of stomach cancer on January 9, 2018 at the age of 80.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Son dakika haberi… Tiyatrocu yazar Yılmaz Onay hayatını kaybetti". sozcu.com.tr. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. "Epik Tiyatro (Marianne Kesting / Çev: Yılmaz Onay)". archive.org. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  3. Son dakika haberi… Tiyatrocu yazar Yılmaz Onay hayatını kaybetti (in Turkish)

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