Tag Archive: Adaptations

Jekyll and Hyde Adaptations: in a League of Their Own

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), sought to confront the social norms of the Victorian Period by infusing realism into Gothic tropes. No longer were characters… Continue reading

THE FIRST OF THE THREE SPIRITS: The Legacy Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Leaves Behind in Martin Brest’s “Scent of a Woman”

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The future is unknown until we create it ourselves. In life we experience a surplus of situations that are out of our control. We do not get to choose which disease takes over… Continue reading

New Creations: Frankenstein Adaptations in Dance

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Frankenstein is a novel by Mary Shelley which has entered nearly every sphere of modern art. The novel has inspired plays, movies, sculptures, TV shows, and paintings. While its most famous iterations are… Continue reading

I WISH THAT I COULD BE LIKE THE COOL KIDS: HOW THE AGE OF INNOCENCE HAS ALTERED

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Throughout William Blake’s, Songs of Innocence and Experience, he goes to great lengths on both accounts, of showing the true differences between a life of innocence, and how this is altered once experience has come… Continue reading

The X-Files “Does” Frankenstein

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The science fiction/crime procedural The X-Files (1993-2002) established itself as not only a popular culture phenomenon but as a staple of “quality television” – series that are fundamentally “high” culture and intelligent. The show boasts three… Continue reading

Alexander Pope’s Condescending Mock-Epic Towards Women’s Vanity

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Gender roles in society have always put women in vain. Whether, in literature or in actual events, sexism has always been a great topic for confrontation. Alexander Pope wrote The Rape of the… Continue reading

American Horror Story: Coven, an Appropriation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

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FX’s American Horror Story: Coven appropriates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in a modern retelling. The plot orbits teenage witch Zoe Benson and her fellow attendants of Miss Robichaux’s Acadamy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a… Continue reading

Swift to Judge: Satire and Culture in Gulliver’s Travels and Idiocracy

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No one can argue that Mike Judge’s mediocre comedy deserves as much criticism and examination as Swift’s literary masterpiece. Idiocracy is light entertainment with social criticism wielded as a blunt instrument as opposed… Continue reading

What is Necessary for a Jekyll and Hyde Adaptation?

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   When one inquires about Steven Moffat’s television drama Jekyll it would seem intuitive to believe that Moffat gained his inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and… Continue reading

Victor Frankenstein — Reanimator

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Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous progeny have hugely impacted horror and science fiction. However, much of contemporary cultural knowledge of the Frankenstein story has more in common with its subsequent adaptations than the… Continue reading

Robinson Crusoe: Based on a True Story*

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Published nearly 300 years ago, Robinson Crusoe is regarded as one of the earliest novels written in the English language. The text’s widespread success throughout Europe immediately catapulted Daniel Defoe to literary fame… Continue reading

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