AN EXAMPLE TO THEATRICAL VILLAGE PLAYS FROM THE BOLU REGION: HASAN PLAY
Theatrical village plays are mimetic and dramatic plays that are held by people living in rural areas and villages with the purpose of entertainment and having good time at certain times of the year or on official and religious festivals, celebrations, weddings and spring festivals. The theatrical village play, which is one of the phases completed by theatre until getting its present form, is perhaps one of the most important events in terms of people producing their own entertainment and ensuring the continuity of their beliefs. These plays, which have emerged in the village environment and have become widespread and a tradition over time, still exist in many regions all over Turkey through different plays. A theatrical village play, which is performed by the women gathering at the bride’s house after having fun during the henna night, was determined in the Bolu region. In this study, information shall be provided regarding this play which is called Hasan Play by the peasants.