This week JJ and Kelly continue their discussion about adaptations, moving on to TRANSFORMATIVE ADAPTATIONS. Their definition is a little...loose, but essentially they consider transformative adaptations those that take the source material and transform it into something entirely different by shifting the focus, or else changing the meaning of the source material. WARNING: WE SPOIL THE HECK OUT OF WICKED (both the book and the musical) SO LISTEN WITH CAUTION.
You might consider transformative adaptions sort of...AU fanfic of the source material?
The best example of transformative adaptation(s) is The Wizard of Oz:
The original book written by L. Frank Baum in 1900 as a whimsical children's story
The 1939 musical film adaptation with Judy Garland
The 1970s stage (and later film) musical retelling from an African-American perspective
The 1995 novel telling the backstory of the Wicked Witch of the West
The 2003 stage musical adapting the 1995 novel (and a little bit of the 1939 movie)
Each iteration of The Wizard of Oz focuses on a different theme:
Home and finding where you belong
Oz as a metaphor for the urban black experience of the 1970s
An exploration of political activism
A story about two girls becoming friends and the importance of that relationship
What We're Working On
Nothing new on Kelly's end!
Still book 2 for JJ.
Books Discussed/What We're Reading
Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
The 100 by Kass Morgan
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Off Menu Recommendations
Also Crucible Cast Party
Oh and also Lin's opening monologue
Says Who? podcast with Maureen Johnson and Dan Sinker
What You're Saying
Informative and entertaining! ★★★★★ Sara Crawford I am still in the beginning stages of my publishing journey, and I have learned so much about the publishing industry from this podcast! I particularly love their episodes about being on submission because I haven't found many people to commiserate with about how LONG I have been on submission, but this podcast makes me feel like I'm not the only writer obsessively checking her e-mail and crying. (Kidding, kidding...but not really.) This podcast is a must for writers on the traditional publishing journey. Their discussions about craft are also amazing, and they inspire me to keep writing. (Side note: They are also responsible for my new HAMILTON obsession.)
YOU'RE WELCOME. ;-) If we die have spread the word of Hamilton to our listeners, we will have lived full lives.
That's all for this week! Next week we'll continue with this series with TRANS-MEDIA ADAPTATION. As always, if you have any questions you would like us to answer on the podcast, don't hesitate to contact us!