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Adaptation and appropriation

Adaptation and appropriation

Author: Julie Sanders
Publisher: Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge, ©2005.
Series: New critical idiom.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the apparently simple adaptation of a text into film, theatre or a new literary work, to the more complex appropriation of style or meaning, it is arguable that all texts are somehow connected to a network of existing texts and art forms. Combining theoretical grounding with the aesthetic pleasure of reading and writing, this book explores: * multiple definitions and practices of adaptation and appropriation; *  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Sanders
ISBN: 0415311721 9780415311724 0415311713 9780415311717 9780203087633 0203087631
OCLC Number: 224068857
Description: 184 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Defining terms --
1. What is adaptation? --
2. What is appropriation? --
pt. 2. Literary archetypes --
3. 'Here's a strange alteration' : Shakespearean appropriations --
4. 'It's a very old story' : myth and metamorphosis --
5. 'Other versions' of fairy tale and folklore --
pt. 3. Alternative perspectives --
6. Constructing alternative points of view --
7. 'We "other Victorians"'; or, rethinking the nineteenth century --
8. Stretching history; or, appropriating the facts --
9. Appropriating the arts and sciences.
Series Title: New critical idiom.
Responsibility: Julie Sanders.
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Bringing clarity to the complex debates surrounding adaptation and appropriation, this multidisciplinary book will prove an invaluable resource for students of literature, film or culture.  Read more...


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