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Beckett's afterlives: adaptation, remediation, appropriation

Bignell, J. ORCID:, McMullan, A. ORCID: and Verhulst, P., eds. (2023) Beckett's afterlives: adaptation, remediation, appropriation. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp288. ISBN 9781526153791

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Despite the steady rise in adaptations of Samuel Beckett's work across the world following the author's death in 1989, Beckett's Afterlives is the first book-length study dedicated to this creative phenomenon. The collection employs interrelated concepts of adaptation, remediation and appropriation to reflect on Beckett's own evolving approach to crossing genre boundaries and to analyse the ways in which contemporary artists across different media and diverse cultural contexts - including the UK, Europe, the USA and Latin America - continue to engage with Beckett. The book offers fresh insights into how his work has kept inspiring both practitioners and audiences in the twenty-first century, operating through methodologies and approaches that aim to facilitate and establish the study of modern-day adaptations, not just of Beckett but other (multimedia) authors as well.

Item Type:Book
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:109896
Uncontrolled Keywords:adaptation, adaptation studies, Beckett, fidelity, creative reworking, intermediality, cultural authority, Beckett Estate. appropriation, transmedial adaptation
Publisher:Manchester University Press

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