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TITLE Ειδολογικές μετακινήσεις: Μια ανεύρετη, μεσοπολεμική, πεζή διασκευή του Ερωτόκριτου
AUTHOR Αναστασιάδης Παναγιώτης
LANGUAGE Ελληνικά / Greek
PUBLISH DATE 13.05.2019
KEYWORDS Ερωτόκριτος, διασκευή, Γιώργος Τσουκαλάς, εφ. Ελεύθερος Άνθρωπος, παραλογο­τεχνία, λαϊκή λογοτεχνία, αθηναιογραφία
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The purpose of this paper is to present an undiscovered prose adaptation of Erotokritos written in the interwar period and released in 149 sequential issues of the newspaper Eleftheros Anthropos (English: Free Human) from the October 4, 1931 issue to the March 4, 1932 issue. In particular, in this paper the main features of the specific adaptation are presented and analyzed while emphasis is placed on the changes Erotokritos has undergone. The adapter of the poem had to make a few modifications, namely, changes in time, place, plot and language, addition of scenes and new characters, dated handling of women’s psychological makeup. With a view to adapting Erotokritos to the contemporary period and readers’ preferences, and satisfying the requirements stemming from the type of print media wherein it is published and the transition from verse to prose, the aforementioned changes were of critical importance. Moreover, the data collected during the research process are effectively employed in order for the adapter to be identified. Finally, the paper concludes with brief assessment of the value of this specific adaptation.