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Mansbridge, Joanna: "Adapting Queerness, Queering Adaptation. Fun Home on Broadway." In: Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige. Hrsg. v. Colleen Kennedy-Karpat und Eric Sandberg. Cham: Springer, 2017. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Languages: English
BibTeX citation key: Mansbridge2017
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Keywords: "Fun Home", Autobiography, Bechdel. Alison, Gender, Intermediality, Performance, USA
Creators: Kennedy-Karpat, Mansbridge, Sandberg
Publisher: Springer (Cham)
Collection: Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige
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Abstract
This chapter considers the social and aesthetic conditions surrounding the adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (2006) into a 2013 Broadway musical, paying particular attention to the play’s queer subject matter. Beginning with the premise that adaptation is itself a queer process, the chapter examines the adaptation of Fun Home as both product (commercial and aesthetic) and process (of recognition and remembrance). The musical’s recognition affirms the cultural legitimacy of the lesbian coming-of-age-story it depicts, and participates in negotiating broader social adaptations – in this case adaptations to queerness. The success of Fun Homeillustrates that family and sexuality are also queer adaptations, forms of belonging that are continually revised in relation to changing norms.
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