Adaptations

52 Articles
Sorted by
Ligia Lewis by Catherine Damman
23263 C Julien Barbe S Ligia Waterwill

The recent conclusion of the choreographer’s trilogy, Water Will (in Melody), employs mime, gothic imagery, and a Grimm tale, to consider entanglements of nature, the feminine, and blackness.

This Broken, Jarring Thing: Enda Walsh Interviewed by Tadhg Hoey
Grief Production 14

The Irish playwright on grief, adaptation, and the possibilities of form.

In the Eye of the Beholder: Tori Sampson Interviewed by Aleshea Harris
If Pretty Hurts0531R

The emerging playwright takes on beauty standards and societal expectations.

A Roll of the Dice: Lars Jan and Joan Didion’s The White Album by Elena Goukassian
The White Album Mia Barron Micaela Taylor Pc Stephanie Berger3

Early Morning Opera brings the canonical essay to the stage.

Nina Hoss by Nicholas Elliott
1504171745 K1024 Reims 4085 Web2

A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.

Looking Back on 2017: Film & Television
Looking Back 2017 Film

Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.

Amit Dutta by Shambhavi Kaul
Dutta Amit 01

The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.

Terence Davies’s A Quiet Passion by Tan Lin
867599874 12202016 Terence Davies A Quiet Passion Bomb 01

A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies’s biopic about the poet Emily Dickinson, faces a problem typical of movies seeking to recreate the life of a literary figure: how to accommodate film to language, and, in particular, to Dickinson’s dense, elliptical, and unconventionally punctuated and often abstract poetry.

Dmitry Krymov by John Freedman
464466559 06092016 Dmitry Krymov Bomb 4

“I asked my students for the image of the essence of tenderness. One girl brought in a small, silver plate with a bunch of grapes neatly laid out on it. When I noticed she had stripped the skin off the grapes, I got goose bumps.”

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
Bruno Dumont 01

“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Matías Piñeiro by Giovanni Marchini Camia
The Princess of France

Shakespeare in Buenos Aires.

Mathieu Amalric by Liza Béar
Mathieu Amalric 1

The Blue Room, Simenon, and non-linear narrative.

Jay Scheib by Alix Pearlstein
​Jay Scheib 1

“I’m somewhere between Bresson, Godard, and the NBA.”

Rude Mechanicals by Eric Dyer
Rude Mechs 07 Body
Cristian Mungiu by Guy Gallo
Mungiu 3 L Body

Romanian auteur Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills, which fuses naturalism with the escalating dramatic tension between two young women, won awards for best screenplay and best actress at Cannes.

Julia Loktev by Gabriela Jauregui
Lonliestplanetheadstands Body
Infinite Jest, HAU Theater by Michael Schmelling
Iinfinite Jestphotomichaelschmelling Body

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace’s monumental tome is performed over a period of 24 hours in ten different locations in Berlin.

Gary Tarn by Pamela Cohn
Indian Passer By

Filmmaker Gary Tarn talks to Pamela Cohn about adapting Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet into a stirring visual odyssey set in the local homes and streets of Beirut.

Radiohole by Barbara Browning
Radiohole 3 Body

Members of the downtown theater company share their commonalities with Occupy Wall Street and ideas on alternate uses for plastic bags.

Scott Shepherd by Richard Maxwell
Scott Shepherd 1

I have seen Scott Shepherd perform many times as a core member in two of my favorite New York theater companies—Elevator Repair Service and The Wooster Group.

No more results to load.
Nothing found—try broadening your search.