The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays into Film

The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays into Film

by John C. Tibbetts, James M. Welsh
     
 

"A foreword by the late Steve Allen provides a revealing glimpse behind the scenes of how a stage play is adapted to the big screen, from an actor and writer's point of view. More than 300 entries are classified into three sections: Dramatic Adaptations, Musical Adaptations, and Shakespearean Adaptations. Each entry discusses both the play and the film in detail,… See more details below

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"A foreword by the late Steve Allen provides a revealing glimpse behind the scenes of how a stage play is adapted to the big screen, from an actor and writer's point of view. More than 300 entries are classified into three sections: Dramatic Adaptations, Musical Adaptations, and Shakespearean Adaptations. Each entry discusses both the play and the film in detail, highlighting the changes made from stage to screen, the actors and actresses, the playwrights and screenwriters, and critical reception of both the play and the movie; more than 100 photographs and illustrations help capture the excitement."--BOOK JACKET.

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A reference for readers seeking basic information about significant plays and their screen adaptations, and about significant film adaptations of plays that may be of secondary importance as literature but have nevertheless achieved a certain popularity on their own or as a consequence of their being filmed. The three sections<-->standard dramatic adaptations, Shakespearean adaptations, and musical theory adaptations<-->list plays alphabetically by title, identify film production data, discuss the play, discuss the film or films made from it, and cite references. Only names and titles are indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816041558
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Facts on File Film Reference Library
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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