Collier’s Weekly, illustration by John La Farge – Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Join us for an exploration of the ways in which a work of art in one genre can inspire a work of art in another genre. In this spring’s series of LA Gateway events, Henry James’s novella, The Turn of the Screw serves as a case study, as we examine the relationship between the “original” and its “adaptation” into two “new” works of art, the 1961 film, The Innocents, and Benjamin Britten’s 1954 chamber opera, The Turn of the Screw. Are these “new” works of art imitations? Adaptations? Or might it be appropriate to call them translations? Join the discussion!

We invite you to read James’s novella, which is easily available (here at Gutenerg, for instance) and join one of our discussion panels. We also encourage you to see Britten’s opera, which will be in production by the Butler School of Music opera workshop Feb 27 through Mar 1 at UT’s McCullough Theater. And stay tuned for the movie, which we will show in April — followed by a discussion led by a film historian.

Dates and places to follow!