Adaptations

Through three sets of case studies, the contributors examine the key debates surrounding adaptations: whether screen versions of literary classics can be faithful to the text; if something as capsulated as Jane Austens irony can even be ...

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136219597

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Adaptations considers the theoretical and practical difficulties surrounding the translation of a text into film, and the reverse process; the novelisation of films. Through three sets of case studies, the contributors examine the key debates surrounding adaptations: whether screen versions of literary classics can be faithful to the text; if something as capsulated as Jane Austens irony can even be captured on film; whether costume dramas always of their own time and do adaptations remake their parent text to reflect contemporary ideas and concerns. Tracing the complex alterations which texts experience between different media, Adaptations is a unique exploration of the relationship between text and film.

Animal Adaptations

These are called adaptations. DID YOU KNOW? The fennec fox is the smallest
fox in the world, but it has huge ears! Its big ears help it lose body heat. This
keeps the fox cool in the hot desert. FAST FACT A fennec fox's fur keeps it warm
during.

Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: Engineered by Nature

ISBN: 9781398200579

Category:

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Adaptations of Shakespeare

The collection is prefaced by a detailed General Introduction, which offers an invaluable examination of issues related to

Author: Daniel Fischlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134692095

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays include The Woman's Prize or the Tamer Tamed John Fletcher The History of King Lear Nahum Tate King Stephen: A Fragment of a Tragedy John Keats The Public (El P(blico) Federico Garcia Lorca The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt Brecht uMabatha Welcome Msomi Measure for Measure Charles Marowitz Hamletmachine Heiner Müller Lears Daughters The Womens Theatre Group & Elaine Feinstein Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief Paula Vogel This Islands Mine Philip Osment Harlem Duet Djanet Sears Each play is introduced by a concise, informative introduction with suggestions for further reading. The collection is prefaced by a detailed General Introduction, which offers an invaluable examination of issues related to

Adaptations

Fourth grade students will learn all about adaptation through this engaging text that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and supports STEM education.

Author: Monika Davies

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480751002

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This high-interest informational text will help students gain science content knowledge while building their literacy skills and nonfiction reading comprehension. This appropriately leveled nonfiction science reader features hands-on, simple science experiments and full-color images and graphics. Fourth grade students will learn all about adaptation through this engaging text that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and supports STEM education.

Cardiac Adaptations

This book summarizes present knowledge of different mechanisms involved in the development of positive and negative consequences of cardiac adaptation.

Author: Bohuslav Ostadal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461452027

Category: Medical

Page: 466

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This book summarizes present knowledge of different mechanisms involved in the development of positive and negative consequences of cardiac adaptation. Particular attention is paid to the still underestimated adaptive cardiac responses during development, to adaptation to the frequently occurring pressure and volume overload as well as to cardiac changes, induced by enduring exercise and chronic hypoxia. Cardiac Adaptations will be of great value to cardiovascular investigators, who will find this book highly useful in their cardiovascular studies for finding solutions in diverse pathological conditions; it will also appeal to students, fellows, scientists, and clinicians interested in cardiovascular abnormalities.

Seasonal Adaptations of Insects

This balanced comprehensive account traces the alterations in body form undergone by insects as they adapt to seasonal change, exploring both theoretical aspects and practical issues.

Author: Maurice J. Tauber

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195036350

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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Insect adaptations to environmental changes; The course of diapause; The diapause syndrome; Environmental regulation of seasonal cycles; Seasonal adaptations: Spacial cases (parasitoids); Variability and genetics of seasonal adaptations; Evolution of seasonal cycles; Seasonality, the evaluation of life history, and speciation; Seasonality and insect pest management.

Adaptations Versions and Perversions in Modern British Drama

This book aims to explore which plays were deemed ‘suitable’ to be reworked for foreign or local stages; what transformations – linguistic, semiotic, theatrical – were undertaken so as to accommodate international audiences; how ...

Author: Ignacio Ramos Gay

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443868693

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 182

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This book aims to explore which plays were deemed ‘suitable’ to be reworked for foreign or local stages; what transformations – linguistic, semiotic, theatrical – were undertaken so as to accommodate international audiences; how national literary traditions are forged, altered, and diluted by means of transnational adapting techniques; and, finally, to what extent the categorical boundaries between original plays and adaptations may be blurred on the account of such adjusting textual strategies. It brings together ten articles that scrutinise the linguistic, social, political and theatrical complexities inherent in the intercultural transference of plays. The approaches presented by the different contributors investigate modern British theatre as an instance of diachronic and synchronic transnational adaptations based upon a myriad of influences originating in, and projected upon, other national dramatic traditions. These traditions, rooted in relatively distant geographies and epochs, are traced so as to illustrate the split between the state-imposed identity and personal, subjective identity caused by cultural negotiations of the self in an age of globalism. International frontiers are thus pointed at in order to claim the need to be transcended in the process of cultural re-appropriation associated with theatre performance for international audiences.

Literary Adaptations in Black American Cinema

A comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the black American experience has been depicted in film adaptations of popular literature.

Author: Barbara Tepa Lupack

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 1580461034

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 558

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A comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the black American experience has been depicted in film adaptations of popular literature.

Adaptation Studies

These very relationships are the subject matter this collection seeks to explore. Poststructural theory is an ideal place to begin a rigorous and theoretically sound investigation of adaptation.

Author: Christa Albrecht-Crane

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838642627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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The volume takes as its starting point the assumption that adapters cannot simply "transpose" or transfer one particular text from one medium to another. They must interpret, re-work, and re-imagine the precursor text in order to choose the various meanings and sensations they find most compelling (or most cost-effective); then, they create scenes, characters, plot elements, etc., that match their interpretation. These very relationships are the subject matter this collection seeks to explore. Poststructural theory is an ideal place to begin a rigorous and theoretically sound investigation of adaptation. As adaptation studies adopts a poststructuralist lens and defines this richer notion of intertextuality, some of its key assumptions will change. Adaptation scholars will recognize that all film adaptations are intertextual by definition, multivocal by necessity, and adaptive by their nature --

Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World

... adaptation of nest building has evolved to ensure that offspring have a high
chance of survival and so the adaptation ... skill and precision, they provide an
excellent signal 116 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ADAPTATIONS IN THE NATURAL
WORLD.

Author: Adam Simmons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313355578

Category: Science

Page: 202

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This is a fascinating encyclopedia comparing the most important adaptations and evolutions in the natural world with the most important discoveries and inventions of human history. • Provides diagrams of the process of photosynthesis, the functional areas of the human brain, and the bluefin tuna • Includes 58 photographs and electron microscope images illustrating the adaptations in the book • Presents bibliographic listings of key reference books, internet resources, and academic papers for further reading

Adaptations

This book invites readers to immerse themselves in the fantastic journey of written text to the screen. It is divided into two parts, the first of which broadly focuses on cinematic adaptations based on Indian literary texts.

Author: Shri Krishan Rai

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443884099

Category: Film adaptations

Page: 195

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Maternal Effects As Adaptations

Four detailed case studies are also included. This book represents the first synthesis of the current state of knowledge concerning the evolution of maternal effects and their adaptive significance.

Author: Timothy A. Mousseau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195344405

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Mothers have the ability to profoundly affect the quality of their offspring--from the size and quality of their eggs to where, when, and how eggs and young are placed, and from providing for and protecting developing young to choosing a mate. In many instances, these maternal effects may be the single most important contributor to variation in offspring fitness. This book explores the wide variety of maternal effects that have evolved in plants and animals as mechanisms of adaptation to temporally and spatially heterogeneous environments. Topics range from the evolutionary implications of maternal effects to the assessment and measurement of maternal effects. Four detailed case studies are also included. This book represents the first synthesis of the current state of knowledge concerning the evolution of maternal effects and their adaptive significance.

Now a Major Motion Picture

Now a Major Motion Picture is a unique look at the many sources, literary and otherwise, that influence film adaptations. Christine Geraghty subverts the idea that film adaptations of novels and plays must be faithful to the original texts.

Author: Christine Geraghty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742538214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Now a Major Motion Picture is a unique look at the many sources, literary and otherwise, that influence film adaptations. Christine Geraghty subverts the idea that film adaptations of novels and plays must be faithful to the original texts. She is more interested in how, while a film reflects its literary source, it also invites comparisons to our memories and associations with other versions. Geraghty looks at a variety of adaptations, from the works of Jane Austen and Tennessee Williams to Brokeback Mountain and the adaptation of a setting, historical New York City.

From Fidelity to History

This book argues for a historically informed approach to American popular culture that reconfigures the classically defined adaptation phenomenon as a form of transnational reception.

Author: Anne-Marie Scholz

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857457325

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Scholarly approaches to the relationship between literature and film, ranging from the traditional focus upon fidelity to more recent issues of intertextuality, all contain a significant blind spot: a lack of theoretical and methodological attention to adaptation as an historical and transnational phenomenon. This book argues for a historically informed approach to American popular culture that reconfigures the classically defined adaptation phenomenon as a form of transnational reception. Focusing on several case studies- including the films Sense and Sensibility (1995) and The Portrait of a Lady (1997), and the classics The Third Man (1949) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)-the author demonstrates the ways adapted literary works function as social and cultural events in history and how these become important sites of cultural negotiation and struggle.

Jane Austen on Film and Television

This book traces the history of film and television adaptations (nearly 30 to date) of Jane Austen manuscripts, compares the adaptations to the manuscripts, compares the way different adaptations treat the novels, and analyzes the ...

Author: Sue Parrill

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481415

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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Jane Austen’s career as a novelist began in 1811 with the publication of Sense and Sensibility. Her work was finally adapted for the big screen with the 1940 filming of Pride and Prejudice (very successful at the box office). No other film adaptation of an Austen novel was made for theatrical release until 1995. Amazingly, during 1995 and 1996, six film and television adaptations appeared, first Clueless, then Persuasion, followed by Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, the Miramax Emma, and the Meridian/A&E Emma. This book traces the history of film and television adaptations (nearly 30 to date) of Jane Austen manuscripts, compares the adaptations to the manuscripts, compares the way different adaptations treat the novels, and analyzes the adaptations as examples of cinematic art. The first of seven chapters explains why the novels of Jane Austen have become a popular source of film and television adaptations. The following six chapters each cover one of Austen’s novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey. Each chapter begins with a summary of the main events of the novel. Then a history of the adaptations is presented followed by an analysis of the unique qualities of each adaptation, a comparison of these adaptations to each other and to the novels on which they are based, and a reflection of relevant film and literary criticism as it applies to the adaptations.