How and why do writers still adapt Shakespeare’s plays for contemporary audiences?

Newman, Olivia (2016) How and why do writers still adapt Shakespeare’s plays for contemporary audiences? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation is a discussion of how Shakespeare’s works are reimagined in the 21st-century for a contemporary audience, while closely examining a film and a television series, as well as secondary material. 10 Things I Hate About You and Sons of Anarchy are my primary sources, as they are modern adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet. This essay will also critically explore my own creative artefact – The Sum of Your Broken Parts, which is a screenplay based on Macbeth to see if Shakespeare’s plot, themes and characters still resonate in a modern setting.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 14:36
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 14:36
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22687

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