ⓘ Adaptation (arts)

                                     

ⓘ Adaptation (arts)

An adaptation is a transfer of a work of art from one style to another.

Some common examples are:

  • Literary adaptation, a story from a literary source, adapted into another work. A novelization is a story from another work, adapted into a novel.
  • Film adaptation, a story from another work, adapted into a film
  • Theatrical adaptation, a story from another work, adapted into a play

There is, however, no end to potential media involved in adaptation. Adaptation is the practice of transcoding changing the code or language used in a medium as well as the assimilation of a work of art to other cultural, linguistic, semiotic, aesthetic or other norms. Recent approaches to the expanding field Adaptation Studies reflect these expansion of our perspective. Adaptation occurs as a special case of intertextual and intermedial exchange and the copy-paste culture of digital technologies has produced "new intertextual forms engendered by emerging technologies - mashups, remixes, reboots, samplings, remodelings, transformations - that "further develop the impulse to adapt and appropriate, and the ways in which they challenge the theory and practice of adaptation and appropriation."