The differences in narrative and the emphasis on relationships in Wright’s Pride & Prejudice (2005) and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

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This research is about the adaptation process in new media. It will look at the YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries in comparison to the “Hollywood” version Pride & Prejudice (2005) by Joe Wright. This thesis will research the adaptations in the framework of adaptation studies and new media studies and it will specifically discuss the differences in narrative and relationships between these two adaptations, and how these are caused by new media and its possibilities. This thesis will analyse how the Pride and Prejudice adaptation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries differs from Wright’s Pride & Prejudice (2005) in matters of narrative and the emphasis on the relationships due to the shift in medium. This study is relevant because new media studies are relatively recent, and especially the focus on new media adaptations is a rising field of research. There has been a lot of research on adaptations, but the expectati! on is to find that adapting the classics into YouTube vlogs is a new up-and-coming trend in adaptation studies, with many new possibilities for future adaptations.
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