About this book
This book analyses the success and adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse to stage, radio, live events, and feature film, in different cultures, on tours, and in translation.
In under a decade, War Horse has gone from obscure children’s novel to arguably one of the world’s most recognisable theatrical brands, thanks to innovative puppet designs from South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company in an acclaimed stage production from the National Theatre of Great Britain.
With emphasis on embodied spectatorship, collaborative meaning-making, and imaginative ‘play,’ this book generates fresh insights into the enduring popularity of the franchise’s eponymous protagonist, Joey, offering the most in-depth study of War Horse to date.
Christopher J. Jackman is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and is an alumnus of Massey College, Canada. He is currently Chair of Arts and Design at Centennial College in Toronto, has developed Centennial’s performing arts certificate programme, and remains an active director and performer.
- Book Title Adapting War Horse
- Book Subtitle Cognition, the Spectator, and a Sense of Play
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59475-4
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-59474-7
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-95536-7
- eBook ISBN 978-1-137-59475-4
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIII, 113
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
British Cinema and TV
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