(Re)mediating the modernist novel: Katie Mitchell's live cinema work

Fowler, Benjamin (2017) (Re)mediating the modernist novel: Katie Mitchell's live cinema work. In: Reilly, Kara (ed.) Contemporary approaches to adaptation. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 97-119. ISBN 9781137597823

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British director Katie Mitchell’s intermedial experimentation in ‘Live Cinema’ forces film, literature and performance into collision. This chapter examines a body of work inaugurated by Mitchell’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel The Waves (National Theatre, 2006). It investigates the formative influence of the modernist novel on the Live Cinema genre, arguing that intermedial experimentation offers contemporary performance makers ways of exploring subjectivity akin to cross-media experiments in modernist literature. It also documents the influence of The Wooster Group on Mitchell’s thinking as she began to adapt Woolf’s writing for the stage. The chapter culminates in a reading of Mitchell’s free adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie (Berlin Schaubühne, 2009), reconfigured from the point of view of the servant Kristin and organised as an exploration of ‘consciousness’.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Depositing User: Benjamin Fowler
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 14:28
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 09:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61991
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