Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 631. Wednesday, 6 October 1993.
Date: Tuesday, 5 Oct 1993 17:10:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Adaptations of Shakespeare
I am an English major working on an honors paper examining adaptations
of Shakespeare. I will be looking at three outstanding adaptations
that did more than just modernize or transpose Shakespeare from one
medium to another. The artist I am looking at made the adaptation
so unique that it became a work of art in its own right.
My first area of study is Jane Smiley's *A Thousand Acres*. Does
anyone have any ideas, thoughts or info on this novel adaptation
of *King Lear*?
I am also interested in your feelings about this adaptation. Are
you pleased with the result? Does it shed any light on Shakespeare
and his text? Does the novel cause you to re-evalutate the play?
Do you think Shakespeare would approve of what J. Smiley has done?
As a new subscriber I am in awe of your queries and responses. I
find them enlightening, educational, and entertaining!
Thanks for letting me air my area of study.