A Theory of Adaptation


In A Theory of Adaptation,renowned literary scholar Linda Hutcheon explores the ubiquity of adaptations in all their various media incarnations. 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, Hutcheon argues, if you think adaptationcan be understood by using novels and films alone, you're wrong. Today there are cover songs rising up the pop charts, video game versions of fairy tales, and even roller coasters based on successful movie franchises. Adaptation has always been a central mode of storytelling and deserves to be studied in all its breadth and range as both a process of creation and reception, and as a product unto itself. Persuasive and illuminating, A Theory of Adaptation is a bold rethinking of how adaptation works across all media and genres that may put an end to the age-oldquestion of whether the book was better than the movie, or the opera, or the themepark.


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ISBN: 9780415539388
Uitgever: Routledge
Datum uitgifte: 2006

Dit artikel werd toegevoegd op Sunday 28 January, 2007.

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