John Milton
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“Adaptation” is a term widely used in films, television, the theatre, music, dance and other media. Indeed, the terminology in the whole area of adaptation is extremely confusing. However, an examination of the nuances of the myriad of terms is beyond the scope of this article, but a number of the terms used in the area, many of which are self-explanatory, may be mentioned: adaptation, appropriation, recontextualization, tradaptation, spinoff, reduction, simplification, condensation, abridgement, special version, reworking, offshoot, transformation, remediation, re-vision.

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