When writing an adaptation, what are your feelings about fidelity to the original source material?
I’ve written adaptations of children’s books for the stage. In those instances, young audiences often have a very strong attachment to the original story, even to the point of knowing every line by heart. Everything that deviates from the original material has to feel right to those superfans. When there’s something new added to the adaptation that actually has roots in the original, that can be thrilling to the audience.
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