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Adaptation in Theatre and Performance
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Adaptation as a Collaborative Art

Process and Practice

Editors: Cronin, Bernadette, MagShamhráin, Rachel, Preuschoff, Nikolai (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates the collaborative nature of any creative work, in fields often imagined as acts of solitary genius as well as those overtly collaborative in nature
  • Includes essays from across a range of adaptation fields — drama and theatre, literature and screen, screen and politics, fine art and theory, and television
  • Encompasses the work of leading scholars and practitioners in the field of Adaptation Studies, including Thomas Leitch and Judith Buchanan, as well as emerging scholars
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About this book

This book examines the processes of adaptation across a number of intriguing case studies and media. Turning its attention from the 'what' to the 'how' of adaptation, it serves to re-situate the discourse of adaptation studies, moving away from the hypotheses that used to haunt it, such as fidelity, to questions of how texts, authors and other creative practitioners (always understood as a plurality) engage in dialogue with one another across cultures, media, languages, genders and time itself. With fifteen chapters across fields including fine art and theory, drama and theatre, and television, this interdisciplinary volume considers adaptation across the creative and performance arts, with a single focus on the collaborative.


About the authors

Bernadette Cronin is an actor and theatre practitioner-researcher who co-founded the experimental Gaitkrash Theatre Company in 2007. Recent performance work includes Playing the Maids, a multi-disciplinary piece of theatre inspired by Jean Genet’s classic The Maids, and On an Island, a multi-modal performance piece for the West Cork Islands Festival 2017. Bernadette teaches in the Department of Theatre at University College Cork, Ireland.

Rachel MagShamhráin is Lecturer in German Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. Her research looks at appropriation — adoptions, borrowings, thefts, re-purposing and retellings across media, languages and genders — and concentrates on the German author Heinrich von Kleist.

Nikolai Jan Preuschoff teaches German at NYU Berlin and Literary Studies at the University of Erfurt. Germany. He is the author of Mit Walter Benjamin: Melancholie, Geschichte und Erzählen bei W.G. Sebald (2016) and is currently working on a postdoctoral project on poetics and modesty.


Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25161-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: January 13, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25160-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptation as a Collaborative Art
Book Subtitle
Process and Practice
Editors
  • Bernadette Cronin
  • Rachel MagShamhráin
  • Nikolai Preuschoff
Series Title
Adaptation in Theatre and Performance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25161-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25160-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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