Literary Adaptations: Comparing Versions of a Text


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Which of the following would be considered as making an adaptation?

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1. Which of the following media would be considered the most authentic or original version of Shakespeare's Hamlet?

2. What kind of artistic expression can a painting produce better than a work of literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to gauge your knowledge of literary adaptations, make your way through the available quiz and worksheet. You can do well on the quiz if you know about making adaptations and know about the original version of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Explore these materials any time to see how familiar you are with:

  • Type of artistic expression that a painting could best present
  • An actor who has recreated Hamlet on stage or screen
  • An example of making an adaptation
  • What media would be considered the most authentic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Work that is inspired by Hamlet rather than being a straight adaptation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on adapting literature to other media
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an example of making an adaptation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different forms of media and how they express things differently

Additional Learning

Be sure to use the lesson called Literary Adaptations: Comparing Versions of a Text to continue your studies of adaptations. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • Why Hamlet has been adapted a lot
  • How Shakespeare's plays were originally produced
  • The meaning of derivative works