Defining Adaptation

An adaptation is the recreation of a piece of art, literature, or film by using the same concepts but changing certain aspects such as the setting or the characters
The process of recreating and presenting an existing work in a way which draws a new meaning.
In short, I think an adaptation is any work that is based on or sourced from another work and has repurposed that said work in some form. You should be able to tell the source but it should be a remix or a new rendition of it. I think the three criterion of being an adaptation that Hutcheon mentioned were interesting points. I agree that it should be clear that an adaptation is an adaptation but I am not satisfied with the “punishment” of not calling an adaptation an adaptation because it doesn’t explicitly admit that it is one. I also agree that mere allusions shouldn’t be given the title adaptation.
An adaptation is new story, or a retelling of an old story in a new media form, that is based on an already existing work. Adaptations include intertextuality from the previous work, or the use of elements from the original work in the new work or work that retells the old story. Adaptations are used to creatively expand from the original idea in a new way.
Adaptations take a work made in one medium and uses parts and pieces of this work to structure a new work in a different medium that embodies some of the same principles of the original work so that a connection can be drawn.
An adaptation is when specific elements of an original piece of work like a novel at used to re-tell the same story or as a blueprint to tell a new story.
An adaptation is the reproduction of literature into another form of display usually being affected by the differing cultural times.
In my own words, adaptation is a twist of an original story. I also consider adaptations to to be when a artist or writer uses aspects, symbols, or emotions from another story.
altering a written work into a type of film
Adaptation is the process of repurposing or retelling familiar stories. Adaptations have varying levels of proximity from their original source material. Adaptation can be a by-product of changing the form for which a story is perceived. It can also take from themes/structures/plot-lines of stories that have come before it. Adaptations are not specific to the re-creation of a certain story. Also, the way in which an audience member sees an adaptation is based off their familiarity to the aspects of the adaptation that have been borrowed from other works (intertextuality).
The recreation of a work that contains the same ideas but portrays them differently based on point of view, situation, or time.
Adaptation is adapting a book and turning it into something else such as a movie.
An adaptation is the reinterpretation of a story through a lens relevant to your time period.Stories as old as writing are often modernized without us knowing. Take the Epic of Gilgamesh as an example, you wouldn’t think it, but the original star wars trilogy falls pretty closely in line, specifically the relationship between Han and Luke mirroring Enkidu and Gilgamesh’s relationship.
An adaptation is the remaking and retelling of a story. Adaptations are not always the exact same as the original story and may veer away from the main point of emphasis of the original story to focus on whatever the creator of the adaptation viewed as necessarily important versus what the author of the original viewed as was most important. Adaptation can be disliked because they are not as good as the original or do not contain all of the detail from the original. They can also be liked for the same reason and because they are conveying the story in a different way than which it had been seen before. But in most cases, adaptations sit in the originals or even prior adaptations’ shadows.
Adaptations are the taking of a piece from one story to another. Such as characters, themes, personalities, story lines, and several other parts. An adaptation of a piece can change everything but the characters names such as with Friday in Robinson Crusoe on Mars or it can be just throwing in an old character such as in Star Wars The Force Awakens. The stories and pieces must be similar enough to make the connections but cannot be to similar as I believe it would then be a remake of a piece of literature instead of an adaptation.
An adaptation is like a round ball sphere while the original stories are circles and ovals. They are constantly retold and reworked that it all comes together round like a snowball effect in it being adapted differently (MD).
An adaptation is a work (television series, movie, stage play, or other visual performance) that portrays a written work (book, novel, poem, etc.).
An adaptation is an entirely new creative work that pulls ideas from or is inspired by another work’s plot, characters, or themes. Adaptations can be found in many forms and different medias, made with a variety of intentions towards the original, but fall under the same general idea. Those who produce adaptations aim to express aspects of the original with their own interpretation and contextualization. Parts may be changed and substituted but the work which inspires it is usually still identifiable and recognizable.
When I hear the word adaptation it always makes me think of biology. The definition of adaptation based off of biology standards is, “a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.” My definition stems heavily off of the biology one. According to me, an adaptation is a movie, play, or piece of writing that has been altered or influenced by another piece of work in order to make it more desirable to its environment/audience.
An adaptation is something that takes a framework of concepts from a previous work and bolts on new nuances and aspects, based on the current author/writer’s experiences, values, and perspectives.
An Adaptation is essentially a remake or reference of some work such as a book, movie, or play. Adaptations are typically a hit or a miss depending on numerous factors, the main one being whether or not the Adaptation conveys enough of the original work. This is often open to interpretation as sometimes, a more modern take on a historical work can vary from the original, but still be extremely well received by the public. For example, we just finished the book “Robinson Crusoe” in class and one modern interpretation of that is a film called “The Martian.” I enjoyed the film a lot more than I liked the book “Robinson Crusoe” because it seemed more thrilling and surprisingly relatable despite the fact that it was set on Mars. Conversely, Adaptations can also receive negative backlash from the public if they stray too far from the original work. For example I read the book “Ready Player One” a little while ago in preparation for the movie that was supposed to come out which was based on the book. I loved the book a lot but when I saw the movie I was very disappointed at the amount of things that were omitted or changed in the movie version. It seemed to me like the producers took too much creative license which disappointed me as I really appreciated the book version. Adaptations are seen everywhere today, more often than not, and these Adaptations can be seen in varying ways according to the audience (based on factors such as likeness of the original) which I think makes them unique. Adaptations are all about maintaining some semblance of the original work while adding a unique spin on it, therefore they are not necessarily a complete remake of the original work. They have different aspects to keep things interesting so the audience is not viewing, listening, or reading essentially the same thing twice.
I would describe an adaptation as an attempt to take an older form of media and “restore” it with a modern medium (not always film) in order to interest the younger generation. Usually, the change or adaptation makes the old work better suited and more successful in its’ new environment. For example, reading The Epic of Gilgamesh in 2018 may be considered a snooze fest, but, if a film adaptation that contained some form of science fiction twist were to be created, it might interest and captivate the new generation, giving an old work some new life. Adaptation can be done through many mediums such as films, books, and plays. They can involve a drastic change from the original source material or can follow very closely.
A reconfiguration of something already established.
An adaptation occurs when material is taken from an already-existing source such as a novel, movie, play, etc. and is altered or updated or updated in some way to make the story more relevant or interesting to the new audience.
An adaptation is a rework, a recreation, or an extension of a story, whether it’s a book, film, or even historical event. An adaptation can be very true to the original story, or only have a few similarities.
I would say that an adaptation is a creation of a text, film, play, or game that the main story is from an original text.  Details surrounding the story and how it is presented are going to be different while leaving the story or message the same.
Adaptation is the reworking of a text, film, etc. to to fit within the needs of contemporary society. Adaptations can be used to to make money, remind people of important stories in the past, or make a commentary on what is happening when it is produced.
An adaptation is a piece of art (literature, film, visual art, performance art, etc) that draws upon our knowledge of culture-based symbols and icons of the past in order to enhance our understanding of the themes of the art, itself.
A written work that has been reconstructed into a new and different form.
Adaptation is taking an original piece of literature or piece of work, creating something new based on that original piece of work, but spun in a different way.
From what I’ve been gathering, “adaptations” are visual representations/perceptions of written words.  A movie, T.V. show, or even an on stage play can all be adaptations for a written story or novel.