More Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television, Volume 1

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Performing Arts - 1639 pages
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Supplementing the late William Leonard's original two-volume work, published in 1981, this book lists nearly 150 plays staged in America (on and off Broadway and in significant regional productions), Great Britain, and elsewhere, that were made into films and dramatized for television. As in the base volumes, there is a detailed synopsis of each work (novel, story, play), along with critical comment from England and America, plus career backgrounds of the playwrights and authors. Following that is the historical progression of each production through 1992, ranging from Alladin, first staged in the Covent Garden in London in 1813, and Around the World in 80 Days, which premiered in Paris in 1874 and ran for well over a year, to The Wizard of Oz and Ziegfeld from more recent times. Most of the entries here were not documented in the initial volumes, since they had not yet been produced in all three media, which is the criterion for this work. Cast listings and production credits for all stagings theatre, films, and television accompany each individual title. A separate section includes additions and corrections for material chronicled in the earlier volumes.

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About the author (1993)

Alvin H. Marill has spent his career in broadcasting, direct marketing, and publishing. Among his many books are The Complete Films of Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum on the Screen, and Keeping Score (Scarecrow). Since 1980, he has been a contributing editor to Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, and he is also a charter member of the Television Movie Hall of Fame. His latest book is Movies Made for Television, 1964-2004 (Scarecrow, 2005).

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