Why Adapt a Novel for Theatre? The Reasons Theatre Artists Give for Adapting Literature for Live Performance

By Jennifer Munday.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Adapting novels and literature for live performance is a regular practice. Several professional theatre artists were interviewed in order to discover the mains reasons and essential criteria for choosing novels for performance material.

Keywords: Theatre Arts, Adaptation, Performance, Novels, Literature

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.157-162. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 535.286KB).

Dr. Jennifer Munday

Lecturer in Arts and Technology, Murray School of Education, Charles Sturt University, Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Jennifer teaches in the Faculty of Education at Charles Sturt University in Arts and Technology. Her higher degree studies and Theatre Arts research projects have been facilitated through Arts and Humanities. Her recent performance projects have included the elements of technology, projected images, soundscapes, and storytelling. Her performances are often created in unusual spaces, including parks, art galleries, pubs, railway stations, as well as traditional theatres. The works combine the art forms of music, drama, visual art and sometimes, dance. Within the Faculty of Education she has researched about student teacher beliefs about their own learning, and has a specfic interest in blended learning environments for flexible and innovative delivery of teaching.

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