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Whisperer: A Study in Adaptation

Abstract
It is becoming increasingly common in the modern theatre world for practitioners to be multi‐disciplinary. This thesis mates the skills of academia, scriptwriting, technical design and prop fabrication in order to create an adaption of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Whisperer in Darkness. In it, I investigate the methodology of adaptation and how it has, and can, apply specifically to the Gothic and Weird Fiction genres. Via study of other Gothic and Lovecraftian adaptions, I craft a script from The Whisperer in Darkness, including design specifications and specialist technical considerations. Many of these findings are explored through a practical staging of said script. It is strongly advisable for any reader of this thesis to first read the appendix.
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Thesis
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Citation
West, B. R. (2012). Whisperer: A Study in Adaptation (Thesis, Master of Arts (MA)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/6521
Date
2012
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University of Waikato
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