'High fidelity': issues of authenticity in contemporary adaptations of Jane Austen

Barrett, Rebekka (2008) 'High fidelity': issues of authenticity in contemporary adaptations of Jane Austen. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This piece of work will be looking at two key concepts, 'fidelity' and 'historic authenticity', within costume dramas and literary adaptations. The case study of this piece of work is Jane Austen adaptations, in both television and film. It will look at the popular cultural responses to the adaptations, and why audiences, enjoy or dislike the adaptations in relation to the fidelity and then historic authenticity of the adaptations. Before it addresses the key concepts, it will investigate the background of costume dramas and adaptations within the British television and film industries, researching back to the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. It will then investigate the effects of Thatcherism in the 1980s on costume dramas and adaptations in Britain, as well as discussing the differences between historical and heritage dramas in relation to costume dramas and adaptations.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/522

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