Introduction: “Adapt[N]ation”

  • Catherine ReesEmail author
Part of the Adaptation in Theatre and Performance book series (ATP)


This aims to introduce the reader to the key theoretical positions for the book, for example, adaptation, intertextuality and concepts of nation. It introduces key theorists, such as Hutcheon and Kristeva, explores some reasons for writing adaptations, and provides an overview of adaptation on the stage as well as introducing the concept of national theatre. It gives some introductory context for the playwrights studied in the book, both the original dramatist and the adaptor, as well as the plays and films covered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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