Shakespearean spin-offs

Citation
Shakespearean spin-offs

Material Information

Title:
Shakespearean spin-offs mindless entertainment or conversations with critics
Creator:
Anderson, Amy
Place of Publication:
[Tampa, Fla.]
Publisher:
University of South Florida
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Tempest
Adaptation
Criticism
Appropriation
Theory
Dissertations, Academic -- English -- Masters -- USF ( lcsh )
Genre:
bibliography ( marcgt )
theses ( marcgt )
non-fiction ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Literature is always in a state of evolution. Words change; the way writers write changes. Even actual literary works transform. William Shakespeare manipulated numerous classic works of literature to make extraordinary dramas for both his lifetime and eras since. Much as Shakespeare adapted literature to suit his purposes, writers today are constantly utilizing story lines introduced by the bard over four-hundred years ago in various modern-day mediums. Shakespeare wrote most of his works for the entertainment of the masses; Shakespeare's works are adapted today for both entertainment and academic endeavors. Certainly, a Klingon (Star Trek) version of arguably one of the greatest tragedies of all time, Hamlet, may not seem appropriate in an academic debate on the original. However, there are some truly engaging adaptations that do have some legitimacy in academia. Using past and current trends in adaptations, this thesis will explore the concept that Shakespearean adaptations are, in fact, their own school of literary theory. It will examine the academic climate surrounding an assortment of adaptations in regards to how literary theory correlates to each example. Multiple genres of adaptations exist (i.e. film, novels, plays, etc.) and will thus be addressed along with multiple time periods. This thesis will examine why certain changes were made from the original text and how literary theory may have affected those changes. Finally, the thesis will establish a process for the creation of a theory-based adaptation and, utilizing this process, develop a one-act play based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Florida, 2007.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
System Details:
System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note:
Title from PDF of title page.
General Note:
Document formatted into pages; contains 71 pages.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Amy Anderson.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
001914288 ( ALEPH )
175297269 ( OCLC )
E14-SFE0001965 ( USFLDC DOI )
e14.1965 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Book

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:


Full Text
xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8 standalone no
record xmlns http:www.loc.govMARC21slim xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.loc.govstandardsmarcxmlschemaMARC21slim.xsd
leader nam Ka
controlfield tag 001 001914288
003 fts
005 20071022134245.0
006 m||||e|||d||||||||
007 cr mnu|||uuuuu
008 071022s2007 flu sbm 000 0 eng d
datafield ind1 8 ind2 024
subfield code a E14-SFE0001965
040
FHM
c FHM
035
(OCoLC)175297269
049
FHMM
090
PR83 (ONLINE)
1 100
Anderson, Amy.
0 245
Shakespearean spin-offs :
b mindless entertainment or conversations with critics
h [electronic resource] /
by Amy Anderson.
260
[Tampa, Fla.] :
University of South Florida,
2007.
3 520
ABSTRACT: Literature is always in a state of evolution. Words change; the way writers write changes. Even actual literary works transform. William Shakespeare manipulated numerous classic works of literature to make extraordinary dramas for both his lifetime and eras since. Much as Shakespeare adapted literature to suit his purposes, writers today are constantly utilizing story lines introduced by the bard over four-hundred years ago in various modern-day mediums. Shakespeare wrote most of his works for the entertainment of the masses; Shakespeare's works are adapted today for both entertainment and academic endeavors. Certainly, a Klingon (Star Trek) version of arguably one of the greatest tragedies of all time, Hamlet, may not seem appropriate in an academic debate on the original. However, there are some truly engaging adaptations that do have some legitimacy in academia. Using past and current trends in adaptations, this thesis will explore the concept that Shakespearean adaptations are, in fact, their own school of literary theory. It will examine the academic climate surrounding an assortment of adaptations in regards to how literary theory correlates to each example. Multiple genres of adaptations exist (i.e. film, novels, plays, etc.) and will thus be addressed along with multiple time periods. This thesis will examine why certain changes were made from the original text and how literary theory may have affected those changes. Finally, the thesis will establish a process for the creation of a theory-based adaptation and, utilizing this process, develop a one-act play based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.
502
Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Florida, 2007.
504
Includes bibliographical references.
516
Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format.
538
System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
500
Title from PDF of title page.
Document formatted into pages; contains 71 pages.
590
Advisor: Sara Deats, Ph.D.
653
Tempest.
Adaptation.
Criticism.
Appropriation.
Theory.
690
Dissertations, Academic
z USF
x English
Masters.
773
t USF Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
4 856
u http://digital.lib.usf.edu/?e14.1965




printinsert_linkshareget_appmore_horiz

Download Options

close
Choose Size
Choose file type
Cite this item close

APA

Cras ut cursus ante, a fringilla nunc. Mauris lorem nunc, cursus sit amet enim ac, vehicula vestibulum mi. Mauris viverra nisl vel enim faucibus porta. Praesent sit amet ornare diam, non finibus nulla.

MLA

Cras efficitur magna et sapien varius, luctus ullamcorper dolor convallis. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Fusce sit amet justo ut erat laoreet congue sed a ante.

CHICAGO

Phasellus ornare in augue eu imperdiet. Donec malesuada sapien ante, at vehicula orci tempor molestie. Proin vitae urna elit. Pellentesque vitae nisi et diam euismod malesuada aliquet non erat.

WIKIPEDIA

Nunc fringilla dolor ut dictum placerat. Proin ac neque rutrum, consectetur ligula id, laoreet ligula. Nulla lorem massa, consectetur vitae consequat in, lobortis at dolor. Nunc sed leo odio.