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. In this new edition Adaptation and Appropriation explores:
Ranging across genres and harnessing concepts from fields as diverse as musicology and the natural sciences, this volume brings clarity to the complex debates around adaptation and appropriation, offering a much-needed resource for those studying literature, film, media or culture.
Series Editor’s preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Going On (and on) Part 1: Defining Terms 1. What is adaptation? 2. What is appropriation? Part 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 Part 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. Customized narratives: copying and the work of art in the age of reproducibility Afterword: Different versions Glossary Bibliography Index
The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:
With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.