Women Adapting

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 May 2019

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Show Boat and The Age of Innocence began their media lives in the 1920s as magazine serials, some of the first to enjoy more comprehensive copyright protection and generate consistent income for their creators as stage plays, radio versions and movies shaped the plots to the contours and contexts of new audiences.  Wood examines the evolution of Anita Loos', Edna Ferber's and Edith Wharton's creations, and the ways in which their adaptations underscore and sometimes deviate sharply from their authors' intentions.
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