More theatre III : stage to screen to television, since 2001

by Marill, Alvin H.

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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 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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Acting often flows between stage, film, and television. In this volume, Marill starts where he left off in More Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television, 1993-2001 (published in 2002 as a supplement to William Torbert Leonard's Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television, 1981) to document shows that were produced for all three mediums. His scope includes English-speaking productions based on works from the nineteenth century onward (plus Shakespeare's Julius Caesar), and for theatrical versions, he focuses primarily on Broadway and the London stage. About 200 works are covered, with almost 40 new entries. Because this is an update to earlier volumes, coverage seems uneven. In most cases, entries are for titles (All the King's Men, David Copperfield), although a few are based on people (Lillian Hellman, Golda Meir). Of special note is the 7-page entry Seussical, which details productions based on Cat in the Hat and The Grinch. Other entries range from 1 to 26 pages (Franklin Delano Roosevelt). Entries start with a history of the work's productions, usually a half-page long; but a few give very detailed backstories (Oklahoma!). Stagings are listed chronologically within each medium. Data include starting date and location, story basis, director and other production crew, and major cast list. The entry for Sunset Boulevard has only a 2004 stage reading, while the entry Napolean covers treatments from 1904 to 2002. The concluding index is limited to production titles and variants. The book would have benefited from a table of contents, a list of sources, and a more detailed index. This volume provides a useful approach by combining stage, film, and TV treatments of stories and is recommended for libraries that own the earlier volumes.--Farmer, Lesley Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Theater -- History -- 21st century.
Drama -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Film adaptations -- Catalogs.
Television adaptations -- Catalogs.
Publisher Lanham, Md. :Scarecrow Press,2008
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description vi, 594 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780810860032 (hardback : alk. paper)
0810860031 (hardback : alk. paper)
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