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Doctor Who and the art of adaptation : fifty years of storytelling

Author: Marcus K Harmes
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Series: Science fiction television (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Doctor Who' is one of the most enduring British programs over the last 50 years and its success has translated to the U.S., where it has been shown for decades, first on PBS stations and currently on BBC America. This book looks at how the writers and producers of 'Doctor Who' have adapted-and will no doubt continue to do so-various texts to create many episodes throughout the show's history.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Harmes, Marcus K.
Doctor Who and the art of adaptation
(DLC) 2013046794
(OCoLC)866614901
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus K Harmes
ISBN: 9781442232853 1442232854
OCLC Number: 879601294
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: In the beginning --
What gets adapted? --
Who was adapting? --
Motives for adapting --
A classical education: adapting history in Doctor Who --
Victorian worlds in Doctor Who --
Gothic themes and creative tensions --
British westerns, American frontiers, and a marketing strategy --
Who-dunit? Agatha Christie in time and space --
Tragedy, the Jacobeans' and Evelyn Waugh --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Science fiction television (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Responsibility: Marcus K. Harmes.

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