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The origins of transmedia storytelling in early twentieth century adaptation /

by Weedon, Alexis.
Authors: Ohio Library and Information Network. Published by : Palgrave Macmillan, (Cham :) Physical details: xix, 281 p. ; 21 cm. ISBN: 3030724786 Subject(s): Dane, Clemence %Adaptations. | Stern, G. B. %(Gladys Bronwyn), %1890-1973 %Adaptations. | Walpole, Hugh, %1884-1941 %Adaptations. | Mason, A. E. W. %(Alfred Edward Woodley), %1865-1948 %Adaptations. | English fiction %20th century %History and criticism. | Authors, English %20th century. | Storytelling in mass media. | Digital storytelling. Year: 2021
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Book Book AUM Main Library English Collections Hall 823.9109 W394 (Browse Shelf) Available inv 2023/0174

Includes bibliographical references and index

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Storytellers and the participatory audience -- Chapter 3. Writing across media: the techniques of Clemence Dane -- Chapter 4. Adaptations of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare by Clemence Dane -- Chapter 5. Novelist as a Pierrot: G.B. Stern on women and role-playing identity, etc

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This book explores the significance of professional writers and their role in developing British storytelling in the 1920s and 1930s, and their influence on the poetics of today's transmedia storytelling. Modern techniques can be traced back to the early twentieth century when film, radio and television provided professional writers with new formats and revenue streams for their fiction. The book explores the contribution of four British authors, household names in their day, who adapted work for film, television and radio. Although celebrities between the wars, Clemence Dane, G.B. Stern, Hugh Walpole and A.E.W Mason have fallen from view. The popular playwright Dane, witty novelist Stern and raconteur Walpole have been marginalised for being German, Jewish, female or gay and Mason's contribution to film has been overlooked also. It argues that these and other vocational authors should be reassessed for their contribution to new media forms of storytelling. The book makes a significant contribution in the fields of media studies, adaptation studies, and the literary middlebrow

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