Thesis / Dissertation

From Script to Novel: An exploration of Reverse Adaptation

A MURPHY, J Kroll (ed.)

Published : 2016

Abstract

Through a combination of creative practice, primary interviews with writers and scholarly discussion, this thesis investigates the little known topic of reverse adaptation; that is, adaptation of a screenplay to the novel format. Traditional book-to-screen adaptation is a well-established phenomenon in both creative and scholarly arenas. Within our rapidly evolving media landscape, however, our understanding of ‘adaptation’ must be broadened to include a new array of modes in which content flows between entertainment mediums and outlets. Screen adaptation is no longer a one-way street that leads from bookshop to cinema. This thesis includes the writing of a novel entitled The Art of Detach..

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