Adaptation (DRA2249.01)

Sherry Kramer

Appropriation, repurpose, pastiche, hybrid, sampling, remix, in conversation, mash up. Everyone knows that when you steal, steal from the best. When we write we may borrow the structure of a sonata, the plot from a story, the tang and tone of a novel, and characters from our own lives. Is everything we write adaptation? We will read 3-5 works of literature, watch movie and musical adaptations, adapt a fairy tale, a poem, three inanimate objects, and a song. The final project for the class will be an adaptation of a short story into a play of 30 to 90 pages.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
Th 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Drama, Four Credit, 2000, Sherry Kramer, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons.