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Adaptation in Theatre and Performance

Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre

Editors: Reilly, Kara (Ed.)

  • Explores a diverse range of adaptations, from stagings of Greek and Shakespearean drama to postmodern metatheatrical productions
  • Brings together seventeen international case studies of contemporary adaptations
  • Explores key debates on fidelity, postmodernism and remediation
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About this book

This book examines contemporary approaches to adaptation in theatre through seventeen international case studies. It explores company and directorial approaches to adaptation through analysis of the work of Kneehigh, Mabou Mines, Robert Le Page and Katie Mitchell. It then moves on to look at the transformation of the novel onto the stage in the work of Mitchell, and in The Red Badge of Courage, The Kite Runner, Anne Frank, and Fanny Hill. Next, it examines contemporary radical adaptations of Trojan Women and The Iliad. Finally, it looks at five different approaches to postmodern metatheatrical adaptation in early modern texts of Hamlet, The Changeling, and Faustus, as well as the work of the Neo-Futurists, and the mash-up Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella. Overall, this comprehensive study offers insights into key productions, ideas about approaches to adaptation, and current debates on fidelity, postmodernism and remediation.

About the authors

Kara Reilly is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter, UK. Her books include Automata and Mimesis on the Stage of Theatre History (2011) and the edited collection Theatre, Performance and Analogue (2013). She is co-editor of the book series Adaptation in Theatre and Performance with Vicky Angelaki.

Reviews

“The focus on theatre in many variant forms and contexts in Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation is both fresh and energising. The astutely organised material gives us insight into the creative and collaborative process and serves as critical provocation. In the process of this volume we see adaptation at the heart of the devising, rehearsal and performance contexts and we engage with an impressively wide-ranging, and indeed global, group of theatre directors, companies and audiences in the process. Exploratory and experimental but always political and ethical in its stance on adaptation as a collective labour, this volume provides new frameworks for debate and practice in adaptation studies.” (Julie Sanders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University, UK)

“Kara Reilly's carefully crafted and thought-provoking book is a welcome addition to the debate on stage adaptations. The volume captures a wide variety of theatrical and scholarly approaches and is set to become a must-read in the field.” (Margherita Laera, Lecturer in Drama and Theatre, University of Kent, UK)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Kneehigh’s Retellings

    Lilley, Heather

    Pages 5-24

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  • Collective Creation and ‘Historical Imagination’: Mabou Mines’s Devised Adaptations of History

    Brater, Jessica Silsby

    Pages 25-47

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  • Making Music Visible: Robert Lepage Adapts Aspects of Siegfried Without Shifting a Word

    Poll, Melissa

    Pages 49-68

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  • ‘The Thrill of Doing it Live’: Devising and Performing Katie Mitchell’s International ‘Live Cinema’ Productions

    Ledger, Adam J.

    Pages 69-90

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  • (Re)Mediating the Modernist Novel: Katie Mitchell’s Live Cinema Work

    Fowler, Benjamin

    Pages 97-119

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59782-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre
Editors
  • Kara Reilly
Series Title
Adaptation in Theatre and Performance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59783-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59783-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59782-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 357
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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