ADAPTATION: THE JOURNAL OF LITERATURE ON SCREEN STUDIES, DEBORAH CARTMELL, TIMOTHY CORRIGAN AND IMELDA WHELEHAN (eds.) (2008), VOL. 1, NO. 1 AND NO. 2 Oxford: Oxford University Press, 150 pp., Online ISSN 1755-0645 Print ISSN 1755-0637, (Price: by subscription)
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.