Friday, 22 January 2016

Adaptation B: Tutorial Feedback

During today's tutorial, Alan gave me feedback on my idea of having a row of shops (The High street) as the animaton. He told me that, although I was on the right track, the idea was a bit 1 dimensional as I would have just applied the personality to the appearance of the shop, and that would be a bit simple.

He suggested the idea of having the buildings based on characters from Charles Dickens' stories, so a shop would be based on the character of Oliver Twist. It would be a suitable choice of Author due to my idea coming from driving past Rochester high street. I'm not too knowledgeable about Charles Dickens, and so some research into his novels would be needed.

I have listed some alternate authors below, with example characters, just so that it can show how the high street can be adapted from another writer's work:
  • William Shakespeare - Romeo, Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello.
  • Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy & Tuppence, Ariadne Oliver
  • Stephen King - Carrie White, Jack Torrance, Annie Wilkes, It, Andy Dufresne
  • Jane Austen - Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Marriane Dashwood, Captain Frederick Wentworth
Charles Dickens is, obviously, the best choice/idea, primarily due to living in Rochester, but also because it would lead to a more varied range of characters/buildings.


  1. I don't know much about Dickens' novels beyond Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol or Great Expectations. But other works of his include:
    - The Pickwick Papers
    - A Tale of Two Cities
    - Little Dorrit
    - David Copperfield
    - The Little Curiosity Shop

    What I do know is that Dickens was a journalist and a man who knew a *lot* about the real goings-on of Victorian London. He liked to write about what London was really like and his novels explore the social problems and hardships of the day. In a sense we know a lot of what common Victorian society was probably like thanks to his writings.

    1. Oh, great! Thanks for all this Mark. This is a lot of help. Thanks. :)