IV. International Shakespeare Festival

  • IV. Shakespeare FestivalSuleyman Demirel University - Dr. İlker Özçelik - Burak Raşit Oçak

  • Date8 -20 May, 2024

I am proud to have been a dedicated team member of the IV. International Shakespeare Festival, held from May 8th to May 20th, 2024, at Süleyman Demirel University in Isparta. As part of the organizing community, I played a crucial role in providing technical support and assisting my lecturer, Dr. İlker Özçelik, who is the chairman of the organization.

The festival featured a diverse array of events, including performances, film screenings, conferences, and workshops. Highlights included productions of Macbeth by DepoArt and Hamlet by the Izmir State Theatre, as well as a captivating performance of Tarla Kuşuydu Juliet by the Antalya City Theatre. Attendees also enjoyed the screening of Othello (1995) at “Başka Sinema” and participated in engaging discussions during the 4th International Conference on English Language, Literature, and Linguistics.

In my role, I was responsible for ensuring the smooth execution of the festival’s technical aspects, including coordinating with the various performing groups, managing equipment, and overseeing the setup of venues. I also facilitated seamless communication between team members, contributing to the overall success of the event.

One of the most memorable moments was presenting plaques of appreciation to the talented actors and actresses on stage alongside Dr. İlker Özçelik. This experience was both humbling and inspiring, reinforcing my commitment to collaborative and creative endeavors.

Working on the IV. International Shakespeare Festival allowed me to hone my organisational and technical skills while deepening my appreciation for the arts and humanities. It was an honor to be part of such a prestigious event, contributing to the celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy and fostering a love for literature and performance among the attendees.