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  • Paraphrases, rewritings, etc., that are intended for a different audience or purpose, or are in a different form, from the original.
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    • Adaptations
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    • Opera adaptations
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    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 25, 2014(adaptation: A work that has been edited or rewritten, in part or in its entirety, for a new use, audience, or purpose. Also, a work converted to another literary form or artistic medium to serve a different or related purpose, while retaining as much of the action, characters, language, and tone of the original as possible, for example, a novel or story adapted for performance on the stage, a play adapted for the motion picture screen, or an engraving based on a painting. In music, a work that is a distinct alteration of another musical work (for example, a free transcription), or that paraphrases parts of various works or imitates the style of another composer, or that is somehow based on another musical work)
    • found: RDA glossary, viewed July 30, 2014(Adaptation: 1) A new derivative work created by revision of a previously existing work that substantially changes the nature and content of that work. 2) In the case of a musical work, a derivative work described as freely transcribed, based on, etc.; a revision incorporating new material; a paraphrase of various works by, or in the general style of, another composer; revisions in which the harmony or musical style of the original has been changed; performances involving substantial creative responsibility for adaptation, improvisation, etc., on the part of the performer or performers; or any other distinct alteration of another musical work.)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 24 (adaptation: something adapted)
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    • Paraphrases, rewritings, etc., that are intended for a different audience or purpose, or are in a different form, from the original.
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