Omparison of the successes and failures of a movie version of a play (The Merchant of Venice)

Comparison of the successes and failures of a movie version of a play (The Merchant of Venice)

Read the play:
In your paper
a? Identify the premise and dramatic structure

Watch the Film:
In your paper
a? Identify any changes to the premise and dramatic structure
a? Identify any other changes that were made
a? Identify theatrical elements
a? Identify cinematic elements
a? Write a final analysis of the film

Identifying overall successes or failures in the adaptation.

Reminders on dramatic structures:
a? Premise is about the MEANING of the play/film. It is not a plot summary.
a? Inciting Incident and Climax are specific moments that happen during the story. Provide an exact line or action. Explain WHY you chose these moments.

Reminders on Theatrical/ Cinematic:
Theatrical:
a? What does theatre do well? Focus on the positive strengths of theatre.
Cinematic:
a? What does cinema do well?
a? Focus on the positive strengths of Cinema

The Merchant of Venice

Film link: full.html

Reference:
The Merchants of Venice: The Importance of Context in Film Versions of the Play
by Richard Vela

ps23.2.pdf

WRITE MORE DETAILS IN PLAY AND FILM.