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Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre


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Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Adaptation and the Theatre Chapter 2 Performing Books Chapter 3 Story: Adaptation and the Act of Telling Chapter 4 Layered Space: Adaptation, Immersion and Site Chapter 5 Resisting Adaptation Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre examines adaptation of prose literature in contemporary theatre, probing issues of literary and performance languages, formal mediations and transformation, and the expectations and engagement of audiences.

About the Author

Frances Babbage is Reader in Theatre and Performance at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has published widely on performance, adaptation and rewriting and is the author of Re-Visioning Myth:Modern and Contemporary Drama by Women (2011) and Augusto Boal (2004).


This is the book on adaptation we all have been waiting for. The process of adapting prose litterature for the stage is here painstakingly reconstructed and described with different examples in a precise, subtle and clear manner. This means analyzing the resulting performance, observing how the source text has been understood, thus rereading it in new creative ways. During this theoretical and dramaturgical tour de force, Frances Babbage also takes us for a long, but lively journey through the most diverse experimental adapting practices of contemporary theatre. Any literature theoretician, any theatre artist, any serious spectator (all of them easily " lost in adaptation ") will want to discover what is at stake in theatre adaptation and its mise en scene. They now have this precious book at their disposal, ready for adoption. -- Patrice Pavis

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