Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation

Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation

In this process, original stories are not just resituated, but transformed into new works.

Author: Marcus K. Harmes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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Although it started as a British television show with a small but devoted fan base, Doctor Who has grown in popularity and now appeals to audiences around the world. In the fifty-year history of the program, Doctor Who’s producers and scriptwriters have drawn on a dizzying array of literary sources and inspirations. Elements from Homer, classic literature, gothic horror, swashbucklers, Jacobean revenge tragedies, Orwellian dystopias, Westerns, and the novels of Agatha Christie and Evelyn Waugh have all been woven into the fabric of the series. One famous storyline from the mid-1970s was rooted in the Victoriana of authors like H. Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle, and another was a virtual remake of Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda—with robots! In Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation: Fifty Years of Storytelling, Marcus Harmes looks at the show’s frequent exploration of other sources to create memorable episodes. Harmes observes that adaptation in Doctor Who is not just a matter of transferring literary works to the screen, but of bringing a diversity of texts into dialogue with the established mythology of the series as well as with longstanding science fiction tropes. In this process, original stories are not just resituated, but transformed into new works. Harmes considers what this approach reveals about adaptation, television production, the art of storytelling, and the long-term success and cultural resonance enjoyed by Doctor Who. Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation will be of interest to students of literature and television alike, and to scholars interested in adaptation studies. It will also appeal to fans of the series interested in tracing the deep cultural roots of television’s longest-running and most literate science-fiction adventure.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre and Adaptation

Theatre and Adaptation

... genres of Live Art and Performance Art. Below, we approach the different
techniques and terminologies of adaptation ... This project is based on Doctor
Mabuse, a fictional character in three Fritz Lang films, who wants to destroy
civilization ...

Author: Margherita Laera

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472522214

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Culture

The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Culture

In this handbook, the editors bring together a huge breadth of disparate issues including women in prison, the view from ‘inside’, prisons as a source of entertainment, the real worlds of prison, and issues of race and gender.

Author: Marcus Harmes

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030360597

Category: Social Science

Page: 788

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The Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Culture will be an essential reference point, providing international coverage and thematic richness. The chapters examine the real and imagined spaces of the prison and, perhaps more importantly, dwell in the uncertain space between them. The modern fixation with ‘seeing inside’ prison from the outside has prompted a proliferation of media visions of incarceration, from high-minded and worthy to voyeuristic and unrealistic. In this handbook, the editors bring together a huge breadth of disparate issues including women in prison, the view from ‘inside’, prisons as a source of entertainment, the real worlds of prison, and issues of race and gender. The handbook will inform students and lecturers of media, film, popular culture, gender, and cultural studies, as well as scholars of criminology and justice.
Categories: Social Science

The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein

Later Hammer horrors may have consolidated the reputation of the company and the stars, but these works had their starting point in the creative and commercial choices made by the team behind The Curse of Frankenstein.

Author: Marcus K. Harmes

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780993071706

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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Critics abhorred it, audiences loved it, and Hammer executives where thrilled with the box office returns: The Curse of Frankenstein was big business. The 1957 film is the first to bring together in a horror movie the ‘unholy two’, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, together with the Hammer company, and director Terence Fisher, combinations now legendary among horror fans. In his Devil's Advocate, Marcus Harmes goes back to where the Hammer horror production started, looking at the film from a variety of perspectives: as a loose literaryadaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel; as a film that had, for legal reasons, to avoid adapting from James Whale’s 1931 film for Universal Pictures; and as one which found immediate sources of inspiration in the Gainsborough bodice rippers of the 1940s and the poverty row horrors of the 1950s. Later Hammer horrors may have consolidated the reputation of the company and the stars, but these works had their starting point in the creative and commercial choices made by the team behind The Curse of Frankenstein. In the film sparks fly, new life is created and horrors unleashed but the film itself was a jolt to 1950s cinema going that has never been entirely surpassed.
Categories: Performing Arts

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

... Charlie ( Fictitious character ) Charlie Adams ( Fictitious character ) Doc Adams
( Fictitious character ) Doctor Adams ... USE Cold adaptation Adaptations , Art
USE Art - Adaptations Adaptations , Audio USE Radio adaptations Adaptations ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118197206

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

... Charlie ( Fictitious character ) Charlie Adams ( Fictitious character ) Doc Adams
( Fictitious character ) Doctor Adams ... Adaptation Adaptation to cold USE Cold
adaptation Adaptations , Art USE Art - Adaptations Adaptations , Audio USE ...

Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054016897

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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Categories: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

... Charlie (Fictitious character) Charlie Adams (Fictitious character) Doc Adams (
Fictitious character) Doctor Adams (Fictitious character) ... I5] BT Insectivora,
Fossil NT Ankylodon Adaptability (Psychology) (ll/lay Subd Geog) UF Adaptation
(Psychology) Adaptive ... USE Neural circuitry-Adaptation Adaptation to cold USE
Cold adaptation Adaptations, Art USE Art-Adaptations Adaptations, Audio USE ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049204421

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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The Museum of Foreign Literature Science and Art

The Museum of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art

... added to the solid materials of He globe , without recáliceiing that cach in-
analogous examples of optical adaptation . ... and trating the general structure of
the trilobites , we find the yet we are presenteil by Dr. Buckland with the
adaptations ...

Author: Robert Walsh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056068409

Category:

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Eerie Archives

Eerie Archives

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UIMINE TI-IE IN'ECEIF'TIDN cm A CLIEICIU'ELT WKIJLIEI-IT VEGLD CHEEET
FOUND IN ... __ ART AND ADAPTATION BY WALLACE WOOD EHETI-I CHILI -
DIE.

Author: Various

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 9781621154747

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

View: 720

Cousin Eerie is back with dozens more bloodchilling tales of terror and the macabre! Dark Horse Comics continues its groundbreaking archival reprint series, and this third installment of Eerie Archives is the spookiest yet! Eerie magazine was a newsstand fan favorite for years, but the original issues have long since been expensive and hard to find. Reprinted in its original size, this collection of classic horror storytelling and astonishing artwork from such luminaries as Jeff Jones, Wallace Wood, Tom Sutton, and Gene Colan is a fine addition to any horror fan's library. * Featuring stories written by Archie Goodwin, Russ Jones, Johnny Craig, and others! * Eerie Archives Volume 3 contains the beautiful blackandwhite magazine interiors, plus the gorgeous frontcover artwork, reproduced in full color!
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Adaptation Part 4

Adaptation   Part 4

It was a fine art keeping the two forces impotent and now, she feared, Kepler had
been pressed to the limits. ... tapping on the desk with her pen, “Without Professor
Winifred's aid, we have only Doctor Jung available to perform ACS, and he is ...

Author: Jeremy Tyrrell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291940404

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 485

Adaptation Part 4 reveals what went on inside the Wheaton Facility following Ottavio's rampage. Father Abraham and his Directors must come to terms with the loss of Kahira, decades of planning and the Crabman virus. Ryan is equally devastated until he realizes that the quest to reignite the struggle applies to himself. Ottavio, having escaped the explosion in Wheaton, must walk through Hell and face his demons, both tangible and intangible, to find salvation. Part four finds Ryan and Ottavio in their own turmoil. They both learn the nature of uncertainty. One finds that destiny is a direct result of his actions, while the other must risk everything to get what he desires.
Categories: Fiction

Adaptation and the Avant Garde

Adaptation and the Avant Garde

Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice William Verrone ...
Russell (2003) Fandoy lis—Alejandro Jodorowsky (1967) Faust —Jan
Švankmajer (1994) The Fine Art of Love:—Mine ... Franz Kafka's A Country
Doctor —Kōji Yamamura (2007) The Full Monteverdi —John La Bouchardière (
2007) George ...

Author: William Verrone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441133823

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Adaptations have occurred regularly since the beginning of cinema, but little recognition has been given to avant-garde adaptations of literary or other texts. This compelling study corrects such omissions by detailing the theory and practice of alternative adaptation practices from major avant-garde directors. Avant-Garde films are often relegated to the margins because they challenge our traditional notions of what film form and style can accomplish. Directors who choose to adapt previous material run the risk of severe critical dismay; making films that are highly subjective interpretations or representations of existing texts takes courage and foresight. An avant-garde adaptation provokes spectators by making them re-think what they know about film itself, just as much as the previous source material. Adaptation and the Avant-Garde examines films by Peter Greenaway, Jean-Luc Godard, Guy Maddin, Jan Svankmajer and many others, offering illuminating insights and making us reconsider the nature of adaptation, appropriation, borrowing, and the re-imagining of previous sources.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Church on British Television

The Church on British Television

This book will be the first systematic and comprehensive text to analyze the many and contrasting appearances of the Church of England on television.

Author: Marcus Harmes

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030381129

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 252

This book will be the first systematic and comprehensive text to analyze the many and contrasting appearances of the Church of England on television. It covers a range of genres and programs including crime drama, science fiction, comedy, including the specific genre of ‘ecclesiastical comedy’, zombie horror and non-fiction broadcasting. Readers interested in church and political history, popular culture, television and broadcasting history, and the social history of modern Britain will find this to be a lively and timely book. Programs that year after year sit enshrined as national favourites (for example Dad’s Army and Midsomer Murders) foreground the Church. From the Queen’s Christmas Message to royal weddings and Coronation Street, the clergy and services of England’s national church abound in television. This book offers detailed analysis of landmark examples of small screen output and raises questions relating to the storytelling strategies of program makers, the way the established Church is delineated, and the transformation over decades of congregations into audiences.
Categories: Performing Arts

Education and Justice

Education and Justice

Adaptation. of. Learning. Environments. WITH LlZANNE DESTEFANO AND
STEPHANIE SfflPMAN One of my [Gordon's] most vivid recollections of my
childhood is that of my country doctor father standing next to ... And I think about
us, their counterparts in education, as we seek to practice the art of teaching,
adapting what we know — often under less than optimal conditions — to the
needs of our pupils.

Author: Edmund W. Gordon

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807738441

Category: Education

Page: 205

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As a renowned humanist, psychologist, and educator, Dr. Gordon is an African American who has spent most of his life in racially integrated sections of society, but he has never completely lost the sense that he is representing those who have been relegated to "the back of the bus." Both scholarly and accessible, this book examines many of the most important issues of educational theory and practice and places them in the context of the social justice imperative. Each section of essays -- including two new essays prepared especially for this book -- is introduced with commentaries in which the author contextualizes and explains the continuing relevance of the issues for today's educator.
Categories: Education

The Literary Filmography Preface A L

The Literary Filmography  Preface  A L

Adaptation 1 : Doctor Zhivago ( MGM , 1965 ) . ... Notes : Academy Awards for
Best Screenplay , Cinematography , Art Direction , Costume Design , and Musical
Score , and ... Adaptation 2 : Doctor Zhivago ( ITV / PBS , 2002 TV Miniseries ) .

Author: Leonard Mustazza

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 0786425032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 725

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From the very infancy of the film industry, filmmakers have relied heavily upon literature as the foundation for their movie material. Well-known literary works such as Dickens's ""A Christmas Carol"" and Hawthorne's ""The Scarlet Letter"" were adapted to film in the era, as were such books as Thomas Dixon's Jr.'s ""The Klansman"" basis for the film ""Birth of a Nation"". In recent years, Nick Hornsby's ""About a Boy"" and each of Helen Fielding's ""Bridget Jones's Diary"" novels were the basis for popular movies bearing the same names. A guide to English-language works that have been adapted as theatrical and television films, this volume includes books (both fiction and non-fiction), short stories, newspaper and magazine articles and poems. Entries are arranged alphabetically by literary title with cross-listings for films made under different titles. Each entry includes the original works title, author, year of first publication, literary prizes, and a brief plot summary. Information on film adaptation(s) of the work, including adaptation titles, director, screenwriter, principal cast and the names of the characters they portray, major awards, and availability in the most common formats (DVD, VHS) is also offered.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Composers in the Classroom

Composers in the Classroom

Abbreviations octave alto [instrument] alto; contralto [voice] Bachelor of Arts
Doctor of Musical Arts American ... American Choral Directors Association
American Composers Edition adaptation; adapted additional adviser American
Federation ...

Author: James Michael Floyd

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461657644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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Composers in the Classroom is a bio-bibliographical dictionary, chronicling the careers and work of over 120 composers associated with conservatories, colleges, and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Scholars and students of music seeking critical information about composers who have taken on the mantle of instruction will find a wealth of detail on their subjects. Painstakingly obtained through direct correspondence with the composers themselves, Floyd includes within each entry a short biography of the composer's life and education, lists of previous positions, most prominent commissions, awards and honors, and notable performers of the subject's work. Each entry also contains a discography of the recordings and a bibliography of writings by the composer. Researchers will find especially useful the organization of each subject's compositions by a variety of types. These include vocal, choral/assembly, dramatic, keyboard, solo instrument, handbells, chamber music, jazz ensemble, band and wind ensemble, band and wind ensemble with solo instruments, orchestra, orchestra with solo instruments, film/television/commercial, electro-acoustic and multimedia, arrangements, transcriptions, and editions and reconstructions. Music scholars will find under each work not only the title and date of composition but also the date of revision, commission, and dedication information, as well as other pertinent details ranging from the names of collaborators to alternate titles under which works may circulate. Composers in the Classroom is an indispensable tool to scholars of modern music seeking to research the current state of musical composition and the compositional trends of the 21st century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

International Motion Picture Almanac

International Motion Picture Almanac

Music ( score - adaptation or treatment ) : Andre Previn , Irma La Douce , Mirisch -
Phalanx , United Artists Music ( song ) : Sammy Cahn ( Lyrics ) , James Van
Heusen ( music ) ... Art Direction ( color ) : John Box , Terry Marsh , Doctor
Zhivago ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023713392

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures

Filming Literature

Filming Literature

The Art of Screen Adaptation Neil Sinyard ... precision of Linda Hunt«s
performance as Doctor Prance brings out the dryironyofa character whose
viewsinthe novel areclosest to James«sown (athere is room for improvement in
both sexes.

Author: Neil Sinyard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134054183

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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This is a comprehensive survey of the relationship between film and literature. It looks at the cinematic adaptations of such literary masters as Shakespeare, Henry James, Joseph Conrad and D.H. Lawrence, and considers the contribution to the cinema made by important literary figures as Harold Pinter, James Agree and Graham Greene. Elsewhere, the book draws intriguing analogies between certain literary and film artists, such as Dickens and Chaplin, Ford and Twain, and suggests that such analogies can throw fresh light on the subjects under review. Another chapter considers the film genre of the bio-pic, the numerous cinematic attempts to render in concrete terms the complexities of the literary life, whether the writer be Proust, Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Dashiel Hammett, Agatha Christie or Boris Pasternak. Originally published in 1986, this is a book to appeal to any reader with an interest in film or literature, and is of especial value to those involved in the teaching or study of either subject.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Dr  Jekyll and Mr  Hyde

Retells in graphic novel format Stevenson's story of the kindly scientist, Dr. Henry Jekyll, whose research causes him to change into the evil Edward Hyde.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1411415957

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 122

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Retells in graphic novel format Stevenson's story of the kindly scientist, Dr. Henry Jekyll, whose research causes him to change into the evil Edward Hyde.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Encyclopedia of Exhibition

Encyclopedia of Exhibition

Best Adapted Screenplay : Robert Bolt , Doctor Zhivago ( MGM ) . Best Original ...
Best Color Art Direction : Doctor Zhivago ( MGM ) . Best Black ... Best Score (
adaptation or treatment ) : Irwin Kostal , The Sound Of Music ( Fox ) . Best Original
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000047683069

Category: Motion picture industry

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Categories: Motion picture industry