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Sabeti, Shari: "The ‘Strange Alteration’ of Hamlet. Comic Books, Adaptation and Constructions of Adolescent literacy." In: Changing English 21.2 (2014), S. 182–197.
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Keywords: "Hamlet", Adaption, Literatur, Shakespeare. William
Collection: Changing English
This article examines two comic book adaptations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet produced for teenage readers and used in school classrooms. It seeks to understand the ways in which particular kinds of literacy are being implied and constructed through the textual practice of multimodal adaptation. It presents a close reading of sections of the texts and places them within the framework of multimodal theory and adaptation studies. The paper is part of a larger study of comic book adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays based on a series of semi-structured interviews with the producers (publishers, artists, textual editors) involved in the adaptation process. The data are analysed in order to raise questions concerning the assumptions about literacy inherent in educational texts, and to outline the importance of further qualitative research in the area.
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