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 5-7 plays and novels, watch movie and musical adaptations, and adapt a myth, a poem, a news item, 3 inanimate objects, and a song. The final project with be an adaptation of a short story into a play that is 30-90 pages long.