i'm still trying to sort out the best way to convey what i've been thinking about/researching. i had assumed i would write a paper up till now but seeing other people's creative approaches, i'm considering shifting my approach. (Anne, what am I able to do? What are the boundaries of this project?)
my guiding question remains: Why has The Color Purple become such a success, both commercially and within literary circles?
I'm really interested in the minimization of Celie & Shug's sexual/romantic relationship in the film and musical versions of story. Why was this reduced? For commercial appeal? I'm interested in looking at what has become absent in the shift away from a novel towards other forms.
i'm still sort of...wondering at the possibilities for this project. maybe it's a little late for that, but i would love to approach it more creatively. (maybe writing excerpts from a new adaptation or mimicking the glossary of haunting to highlight what has been removed from the story...)