Adaptation for Performance is a practice-based module that uses a hands-on approach to understanding the adaptation process. You will examine theories of adaptation and interrogate case studies of live and multi-media performance adapted from a range of source materials. Using these case studies as models, you will create and perform your own adaptations for performance from various sources including prose or poetry texts, biographical material, historical or current events, and visual images.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of adaptation for performance from a range of source materials (seeing the ‘play’ in the source)
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of dramatic structure, character development, conflict, and theatrical environment (‘special world’)
- Conduct background research necessary to develop an adaptation
- Create adaptations for performance from a different genre, art form or historical event (knowing what makes performance unique)