Zevallı Delikanlı (2012) is a play by Teodoros Akıllıoğlu written in Turkish with the Greek script (Karamanlidika), printed in 1910. The play captures a particular dialect from early 20th Century Turkish-speaking Orthodox Christians. The video titled Zevallı Delikanlı (2012) is based on the first act of the play. The dialogues in this act are recited by electronic voices of the Text-to-Speech software. The book is situated at Father M. Sakkulides’ Library, Sismanoglio Megaro. Transliteration from Greek script to Latin was made by Şehnaz Şişmanoğlu.
Thanks: Vasilis Bornovas, Anna Kafetsi, Eva Achladi, Şehnaz Şişmanoğlu, Artemis Papatheodorou and Öğünç Hatipoğlu
Photos: Marili Zarkou