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More Theatre 03: Stage to Screen to Television, Since 2001 Alvin H. Marill

More Theatre 03: Stage to Screen to Television, Since 2001

Alvin H. Marill

Published December 24th 2007
ISBN : 9780810860032
Hardcover
594 pages
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In 1981 Scarecrow Press published a two-volume reference work, Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television, a resource that listed any productions that were represented by all three mediums. In 1993 and 2002, historian Alvin Marill assembled twoMoreIn 1981 Scarecrow Press published a two-volume reference work, Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television, a resource that listed any productions that were represented by all three mediums. In 1993 and 2002, historian Alvin Marill assembled two supplemental volumes, again featuring all works produced for stage, movies, and television programs. In this latest supplement, More Theatre III: Stage to Screen to Television, Since 2001, Marill lists any productions that have graced the theatrical world as well as screens, both big and small, in the last several years. Despite the title, not all of these works have traveled the direct route from stage to screen to television. Some productions had their genesis on the small screen, then were staged in live theatre, and ultimately produced for the big screen. Others started out as films and moved in the other direction. While these volumes primarily focus on Broadway and on the London stage, Marill has endeavored to include interesting productions and in some cases variations, sequels, and prequels of initial works with familiar names in regional theatre around the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. As with previous volumes, this resource is arranged in alphabetical order by real person whose life has been adapted for the three mediums or by title of the original play, movie, or TV presentation. Plenty of new entries have been added, as many new shows have qualified for inclusion since 2001. Indeed, this book chronicles a number of major Broadway musicals that were not included in previous volumes because they had not yet been produced on television, including Oklahoma! and the works of Dr. Seuss and Charles Schulz. In all, there are more than 200 entries, nearly 40 of which are entirely new. Where new information was added to old entries, the entries have been repeated. Each entry includes a brief historical overview of the various productions, as well as detailed cast and production personnel. Entries also include opening or release