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"It is a Copy out of Mine"

Alternative title
Adapting Shakespeare
Synopsis
Podcast from the Folger Shakespeare Library. What exactly counts as a Shakespeare adaptation? And why bother in the first place? The podcast talks to three writers who have wrestled with these questions.
Craig Wright is a TV writer and showrunner whose play, Melissa Arctic, a retelling of The Winter’s Tale set in rural Minnesota, premiered at the Folger in 2004; Chris Stezin’s play Mac, Beth, which ran at DC’s Keegan Theater, involves a businessman and his PR executive wife plotting to kill the CEO of Duncan Enterprises. Washington Post humour columnist Alexandra Petri’s new play Tell My Story - Hamlet in the world of online fan fiction - opens this summer as the next work by the DC playwrights collaborative The Welders. They are interviewed by Barbara Bogaev.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2017
Recording date
3 May 2017
Duration
35 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Paul
Contributor
Barbara Bogaev

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Literary adaptation
Related items
Melissa Arctic

Notes

Notes
Podcast: http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-72. (accessed 05/2017). Online transcript available.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited/adapting-shakespeare
Online price
free
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

R.L. Paul Productions

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