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Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Laera, Margherita, ed. (2014) Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4725-3316-6. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:44711)

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Contemporary theatrical productions as diverse in form as experimental performance, new writing, West End drama, musicals and live art demonstrate a recurring fascination with adapting existing works by other artists, writers, filmmakers and stage practitioners. Featuring seventeen interviews with internationally-renowned theatre and performance artists, Theatre and Adaptation provides an exceptionally rich study of the variety of work developed in recent years. First-hand accounts illuminate a diverse range of approaches to stage adaptation, ranging from playwriting to directing, Javanese puppetry to British children's theatre, and feminist performance to Japanese Noh.

The transition of an existing source to the stage is not a smooth one: this collection examines the practices and the complex set of negotiations each work of transition and appropriation involves. Including interviews with Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Handspring Puppet Company, Katie Mitchell, Rimini Protokoll, Elevator Repair Service, Simon Stephens, Ong Keng Sen and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, the volume reveals performance's enduring desire to return, rewrite and repeat.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Theatre, Adaptation
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The theatre
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Funders: Leverhulme Trust (
Depositing User: Margherita Laera
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 15:26 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:57 UTC
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