Monday 1.30 - 3.30
On the surface it would appear that the adaptation of stage plays to the screen should be easier than that of novels. Both are dramatic media and the running time of a stage play and a film are roughly the same. But there are other factors that make the task of adapting plays a difficult one. This course will explore the differences between the two media in terms of point of view, dramatic space, visual expression and the relation between performer and spectator, and the way these factors impact on the process of adaptation.