School of English and Drama


Module code: DRA248

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Monday 2 pm - 6 pm

Contact: Ms Julia Bardsley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Performances as diverse as Hollywood cinema, West End theatre, Restoration drama, costume dramas, verbatim theatre and experimental theatre and performance practices exhibit a fascination with adapting the work of other artists and media. This module explores issuees at stake in practices of adaptation and provides students with opportunities to experiment with creating adaptations. In particular, Adaptations investigates the ways in which a variety of media might be adapted for performance and the aesthetic, cultural and ethical considerations that arise from this work. Students will engage with these issues and practices through a critical engagement with case studies, criticism and practical tasks. In the module of these investigations, students will experiment with a range of performance-making strategies and test ideas and concepts such as simulation, mimesis, genre, originality and authenticity. Students will work with a range of materials for adaptation which might include, but is not limited to: film, fiction, painting, sculpture, interviews, news media, plays, (auto)biography and photographs.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5