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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 2: Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Aberystwyth. 3: University of Glamorgan. 4: Royal Holloway, University of London.

Publication date: 2008-06-03

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  • Adaptation, or the conversion of oral, historical or fictional narratives into stage drama has been common practice for centuries. In our own time the processes of cross-generic transformation continue to be extremely important in theatre as well as in the film and other media industries. Adaptation and the related areas of translation and intertextuality continue to have a central place in our culture with a profound resonance across our civilisation.
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