The study of literature on screen is a growing area of study in
schools and universities. Many students have to produce critical
essays comparing the novel and film versions of a particular text.
The Screen Adaptations series offers a wealth of study material:
from the literary context of the original work, through to
thought-provoking comparisons of the screen versions, critical
commentary and the afterlife of the films. Pride and Prejudice is a
classic piece of literature and any new adaptation is a major
event. With several well-known TV and film version available
(featuring stars such as Keira Knightley) as well as a Bollywood
version, discussions around how these films interpret the story,
themes and characters is a popular classroom choice for students
and teachers alike. This new title in the Screen Adaptations
series, provides a rich source of material to help students
understand and write about the reciprocal relationship between film
and literature. It offers in-depth analysis of the various screen
versions and alternative 'readings' as well as critical insight and
an interview with writer Andrew Davies, best known for his 1995 BBC
adaptation. Following from Shakespeare, Jane Austen on screen is
now an established part of literary studies and the volume will
conclude with a survey of the growing body of literature in the
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