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Beyond adaptation : essays on radical transformations of original works / edited by Phyllis Frus and Christy Williams
Alternate Title Essays on radical transformations of original works
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010
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Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PN171.A33 B49 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Literature -- Adaptations -- History and criticism
Parodies -- History and criticism
Physical Description x, 216 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Borrowing a melody: Jane Campion's The piano and intertextuality / Phyllis Frus -- Adaptation, The orchid thief, and the subversion of Hollywood conventions / Devin Harner -- Historical figures transformed: free enterprise and I, Tituba, black witch of Salem / Marni Gauthier -- Post-colonial transformation: the rejection of English in Gavin Hood's Tsotsi / Anne M. Reef -- Transforming Great expectations: Dickens, CuarĂ³n, and the bildungsroman / Antje S. Anderson -- A fuller statement of the case: Mary Reilly and The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Laurie F. Leach -- Transforming Shakespeare: Neil Gaiman and The sandman / Julia Round -- On the trail of the butterfly: D. H. Hwang and transformation / Deborah L. Ross -- Wicked and wonderful witches: narrative and gender negotiations from The wizard of Oz to Wicked / Alissa Burger -- "Wonderland's become quite strange": from Lewis Carroll's Alice to American McGee's Alice / Cathlena Martin -- Stories to live by: re-framing storytelling in the Arabian nights miniseries / Jennifer Orme -- Mulan: Disney's hybrid heroine / Lan Dong -- Mass-marketing "beauty": how a feminist heroine became an insipid Disney princess / Marc Dipaolo -- Four times upon a time: "Snow White" retold / Stella Bolaki -- Mermaid tales on screen: Splash, The little mermaid and Aquamarine / Christy Williams
Summary "Fifteen essays investigate a variety of texts that rework everything from literary classics to popular children's books, demonstrating how these new, stand-alone creations critically engage their sources and contexts. Particular attention is paid to parody, intertextuality, and fairy-tale transformations in the examination of these works, all of which occupy a unique narrative and creative space"--Provided by publisher
Alternate Author Frus, Phyllis
Williams, Christy, 1978-

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