As a modern phenomenon, adaptation studies have scrutinized almost all the the early modern adaptations across history, world cultures, and languages. However, little has been devoted to early modern plays as adaptations. As adapters, early modern playwrights were part of a cultural network where adapting a play from a panoply of texts was a pattern. The proposed panel seeks to shed light on early modern playwrights as adapters who had to please the audience’s eyes and ears and to negotiate the cultural and political limits of a production. It also intends to further delve into the mechanisms of the industry of adaptation in early modern England through stage productions.
Please send abstracts (max. 150 words) to Madiha Hannachi [firstname.lastname@example.org] by 20 May 2016.