Blurring the lines

Adaptation, transmediality, intermediality and screened performance

Authored by: Bernadette Cochrane

The Routledge Companion To Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138915404
eBook ISBN: 9781315690254
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This chapter considers the thriving practice of screening live theatre performances in cinemas with a two-fold purpose. In tracing out the problems of nomenclature arising from the incorporation of new technologies vis-à-vis audience reception into the live performance paradigm, and considering notions of liveness and mediatisation, I make the case that the live relay is a particularly sophisticated and complex adaptive instantiation in its own right.

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