Persuaded? The impact of changing production contexts on three adaptations of 'Persuasion'

Cardwell, Sarah E. (2014) Persuaded? The impact of changing production contexts on three adaptations of 'Persuasion'. In: British Television Drama: Past, Present and Future. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 84-97. ISBN 978-1-137-32757-4. E-ISBN 978-1-137-32758-1. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This chapter considers the presentation and manipulation of space within three adaptations of Persuasion (1971, 1995, 2007), and argues that the striking differences in their aesthetic qualities arise as much from the vicissitudes of changing production and broadcast technologies as they do from varying attitudes to the process of adaptation. It contrasts the 1971 Persuasion’s understated visual aesthetic and theatrical presentation, with the 1995 version’s liveliness and innovation, and the rather disorientating and rootless interpretation offered in the 2007 production. It also raises a neglected topic - aspect ratio - which I develop further in a conference paper (Reading University, Sept 2013), and again in a paper dedicated to the subject (CST, forthcoming 2015).

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: television adaptation; television studies; television aesthetics; adaptation; jane austen adaptation; aspect ratio; persuasion;
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies) > PB2985 Radio and Television Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Sarah Cardwell
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 16:34 UTC
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