Adaptations

Adaptations

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136219597

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Adaptations considers the theoretical and practical difficulties surrounding the translation of a text into film, and the reverse process; the novelisation of films. Through three sets of case studies, the contributors examine the key debates surrounding adaptations: whether screen versions of literary classics can be faithful to the text; if something as capsulated as Jane Austens irony can even be captured on film; whether costume dramas always of their own time and do adaptations remake their parent text to reflect contemporary ideas and concerns. Tracing the complex alterations which texts experience between different media, Adaptations is a unique exploration of the relationship between text and film.

Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare's Hamlet

Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare's Hamlet

Author: Samuel Crowl

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472538918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Hamlet is the most often produced play in the western literary canon, and a fertile global source for film adaptation. Samuel Crowl, a noted scholar of Shakespeare on film, unpacks the process of adapting from text to screen through concentrating on two sharply contrasting film versions of Hamlet by Laurence Olivier (1948) and Kenneth Branagh (1996). The films' socio-political contexts are explored, and the importance of their screenplay, film score, setting, cinematography and editing examined. Offering an analysis of two of the most important figures in the history of film adaptations of Shakespeare, this study seeks to understand a variety of cinematic approaches to translating Shakespeare's "words, words, words" into film's particular grammar and rhetoric

ECSCW 2005

ECSCW 2005

Author: Hans Gellersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402040238

Category: Computers

Page: 489

View: 164

The emergence and widespread use personal computers and network technologies have seen the development of interest in the use of computers to support cooperative work. This volume presents the proceedings of the ninth European conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). This is a multidisciplinary area that embraces the development of new technologies grounded in actual cooperative practices. These proceedings contain a collection of papers that reflect the variegated research activities in the field. The volume includes papers addressing novel interaction technologies for CSCW systems, new models and architectures for groupware systems, studies of communication and coordination among mobile actors, studies of cooperative work in complex settings, studies of groupware systems in actual use in real-world settings, and theories and techniques to support the development of cooperative applications. The papers present emerging technologies alongside new methods and approaches to the development of this important class of applications. The work in this volume represents the best of the current research and practice within CSCW. The collection of papers presented here will appeal to researchers and practitioners alike, as they combine an understanding of the nature of work with the possibility offered by new technologies.

Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course

Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241445013

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 343

Learning to code has never been easier than with this innovative visual guide to computer programming for beginners. Coding skills are in high demand and the need for programmers is still growing. However, taking the first steps in learning more about this complex subject may seem daunting and many of us feel left behind by the coding revolution. By using a graphic method to break code into small chunks, this ebook brings essential skills within reach.Terms such as algorithm, variable, string, function, and loop are all explained. The ebook also looks at the main coding languages that are out there, outlining the main applications of each language, so you can choose the right language for you. Individual chapters explore different languages, with practical programming projects to show you how programming works. You'll learn to think like a programmer by breaking a problem down into parts, before turning those parts into lines of code. Short, easy-to-follow steps then show you, piece by piece, how to build a complete program. There are challenges for you to tackle to build your confidence before moving on. Written by a team of expert coders and coding teachers, the Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course is the ideal way to get to grips with coding.

Information Design

Information Design

Author: Alison Black

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317125297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 750

View: 695

Information Design provides citizens, business and government with a means of presenting and interacting with complex information. It embraces applications from wayfinding and map reading to forms design; from website and screen layout to instruction. Done well it can communicate across languages and cultures, convey complicated instructions, even change behaviours. Information Design offers an authoritative guide to this important multidisciplinary subject. The book weaves design theory and methods with case studies of professional practice from leading information designers across the world. The heavily illustrated text is rigorous yet readable and offers a single, must-have, reference to anyone interested in information design or any of its related disciplines such as interaction design and information architecture, information graphics, document design, universal design, service design, map-making and wayfinding.

Software Requirement Patterns

Software Requirement Patterns

Author: Stephen Withall

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780735646063

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 951

Learn proven, real-world techniques for specifying software requirements with this practical reference. It details 30 requirement “patterns” offering realistic examples for situation-specific guidance for building effective software requirements. Each pattern explains what a requirement needs to convey, offers potential questions to ask, points out potential pitfalls, suggests extra requirements, and other advice. This book also provides guidance on how to write other kinds of information that belong in a requirements specification, such as assumptions, a glossary, and document history and references, and how to structure a requirements specification. A disturbing proportion of computer systems are judged to be inadequate; many are not even delivered; more are late or over budget. Studies consistently show one of the single biggest causes is poorly defined requirements: not properly defining what a system is for and what it’s supposed to do. Even a modest contribution to improving requirements offers the prospect of saving businesses part of a large sum of wasted investment. This guide emphasizes this important requirement need—determining what a software system needs to do before spending time on development. Expertly written, this book details solutions that have worked in the past, with guidance for modifying patterns to fit individual needs—giving developers the valuable advice they need for building effective software requirements

Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre

Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre

Author: Frances Babbage

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472527233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art. In Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre, Frances Babbage offers a series of fresh critical perspectives on the theory of adaptation in theatre-making, focusing on meditations of prose literature within contemporary performance. Individual chapters explore the significance and impact of books as physical objects within productions; the relationship between the dramatic adaptation and literary edition; storytelling on the page and in performance; literary space and theatrical space; and prose fiction reframed as 'found text' in contemporary theatre and live art. Case studies are drawn from internationally acclaimed companies including Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, Kneehigh, Forced Entertainment, Gob Squad, Teatro Kismet and Stan's Cafe. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre is a compelling and provocative resource for anyone interested in the potential and the challenges of using prose literature as material for new theatrical performance.

The Fluid Text

The Fluid Text

Author: John Bryant

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472068156

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 750

The first coherent theoretical, critical, and editorial approach to the study of literary revision

New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques

New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques

Author: H. Fujita

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781607502067

Category: Computers

Page: 492

View: 201

Software is the essential enabler for the new economy and science. It creates new markets and new directions for a more reliable, flexible, and robust society. It empowers the exploration of our world in ever more depth. However, software often falls short behind our expectations. Current software methodologies, tools, and techniques remain expensive and not yet reliable for a highly changeable and evolutionary market. Many approaches have been proven only as case-by-case oriented methods. This book presents a number of new trends and theories in the direction in which we believe software science and engineering may develop to transform the role of software and science in tomorrow’s information society. This publication is an attempt to capture the essence of a new state of art in software science and its supporting technology. Is also aims at identifying the challenges such a technology has to master.

Using Visual C++ 6

Using Visual C++ 6

Author: Kate Gregory

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0789715392

Category: Computers

Page: 858

View: 791

Special Edition Using Visual C++ 6 focuses on making you productive with Visual C++ as quickly as possible. Because of its straightforward approach, this book is able to progress into more advanced topics such as database capabilities, creating ActiveX controls and documents, and enterprise features. Coverage includes all the new features of version 6 as well as expanding on a few topics such as Active Server Pages, VC++, and ActiveX Data Object (ADO & OLE DB).