Adaptation (DRA2249.01)

Sherry Kramer
Adaptation: A writer is a reader moved to imitation.

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, a news item, an inanimate object, 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 Drama, Four Credit, Literature, 2000, Sherry Kramer, All courses, and tagged , , , , .