The encyclopedia of stage plays into film /

Main Author: Tibbetts, John, 1946 Oct. 6-
Other Authors: Welsh, James Michael.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Facts on File, c2001.
Series: Facts on File film reference library
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For years, stage plays have provided a rich source of inspiration for the film industry. Yet there hasn't been a book that has adequately addressed this artistic phenomenon--until now. An excellent companion to Facts On File's The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Film, the volume opens with an introduction that traces the history of stage plays adapted for the silver screen. Each of the 300 entries is classified within one of three sections: Dramatic Adaptations, Shakespearean Adaptations, and Musical Adaptations. Each entry includes an overview of the stage play--the title, playwright, plot summary, cast, production notes, critical acclaim--along with an assessment of related film adaptations. 95 black-and-white film stills and 45 line art portraits of select playwrights are included throughout the book. Informational appendixes include: Backstage with the Bard: movies that have been inspired by or are connected to Shakespeare Opera on Film: operas that have been adapted for the silver screen. Excerpted from The Encyclopedia of Stage Plays into Film by John C. Tibbetts, James M. Welsh All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.