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A theory of adaptation

Author: Linda Hutcheon
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
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Are we living in the age of adaptation? In contemporary cinema, of course, there are enough adaptations --based on everything from comic books to the novels of Jane Austen--to make us wonder if Hollywood has run out of new stories. But if you think adaptation can be understood by using novels and films alone, you're wrong. Today there are also song covers rising up the pop charts, video game versions of fairy tales,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hutcheon, Linda, 1947-
Theory of adaptation.
New York : Routledge, 2006
(DLC) 2005033105
(OCoLC)62324779
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Hutcheon
ISBN: 9780203957721 0203957725
OCLC Number: 137294139
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 232 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Beginning to Theorize Adaptation: What? Who? Why? How? Where? When?; Chapter 2. What?: (Forms); Chapter 3. Who? Why?: (Adapters); Chapter 4. How? (Audiences); Chapter 5. Where? When?: (Contexts); Chapter 6. Final Questions; References; Index; Back cover.
Responsibility: Linda Hutcheon.
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Explores the ubiquity of adaptations in all their various media incarnations and challenges their constant critical denigration. Adaptation, the author argues, has always been a central mode of the  Read more...

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"Linda Hutcheon's A Theory of Adaptation is abundantly welcome, especially in its explicit aim to theorise a field that has for too long been a refuge for those averse to theoretical self-reflection. Read more...

 
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