The cambridge companion to literature on screen

Deborah Cartmell, Imelda Whelehan

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This Companion offers a multi-disciplinary approach to literature on film and television. Writers are drawn from different backgrounds to consider broad topics, such as the issue of adaptation from novels and plays to the screen, canonical and popular literature, fantasy, and adaptations for children. There are also case studies on, for example, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, the nineteenthcentury novel, and modernism, which allow the reader to place adaptations of the work of writers within a wider context. An interview with Andrew Davies, whose adaptation work includes Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Bleak House (2005), reveals the practical choices and challenges that face the professional writer and adaptor. The Companion, as a whole, provides an extensive survey of an increasingly popular field of study.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages276
ISBN (Electronic)9781139001441
ISBN (Print)9780521849623
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


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