Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Was the Classical Tradition Betrayed by J. Ivory's Adaptation of E.M. Forster's Maurice?

Pau Gilabert Barberà


According to literature and film studies and from the joint of view of the influence of classical tradition on Western culture-classical Greek tradition, in this case-this article analyses the inevitable-to a certain degree-betrayal by screenwriters of the literary texts that they adapt. However, in spite of being practically inevitable, Dr. Pau Gilabert indicates what are, in his opinion, the limits beyond which Ivory/Hesketh-Harvey should not have gone in order not to dilute the Hellenic temper of E. M. Forster’s Maurice.

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