Münir Özkul, a master whose presence
on stage was not just physical but emotional as
It’s unique to theatre: The curtain opens,
you perform and the curtain closes. Immortality
lasts only as long as the play and after that your
only hope is to trust in the memory of the spectators.
"I saw him on stage; he was larger than life"
or "No one ever played the part like he did"…
Even these comments only last as long as the spectator
lives and, on the off chance that they tell their
children about it, one generation more. After that,
it is all lost. That is why theater carries with
it a certain amount of pain or it might be better
to say "carried." Now technology - video,
VCD, DVD - is able to freeze theatre and make it
eternal, but Münir Özkul’s theatrical
talent has always been separate from the moments
and photographs that time and image were unable
to capture. It is for this reason that the following
rejoinder always comes to mind when Münir Özkul
is mentioned: "What is an actor anyway?