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2017 Theater Challenge

When?

• January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 in your time zone.

What sorts of books?

• Scripts, books made into plays or musicals, movies that were made into musicals, operas/operettas (and their librettos), etc. - if it happens live on a stage and involves spoken/sung words, it probably works. Even books ABOUT stage shows - fiction or non-fiction (for instance, a mystery involving a summer stock actor or a book about the Passion Play at Oberammergau). Explain why your release fits the challenge in your post.

• Thanks to solittletime for reminding me about radio plays and full-cast audiobooks, which also count.

• These should be actual books, of the sort that would normally have an ISBN (unless it pre-dates ISBNs), not souvenir programs. Physical audiobooks do qualify.

What kinds of releases?

• Any sort of release: controlled, wild, charity, OBCZ, LFL, RABCK, whatever.

• Multi-challenge and themed releases welcome. Release photos are always fun.

What else?

• Post releases here with titles and links. Adding a description and/or explanation makes it more interesting.

• REMEMBER: many books that work for this challenge also qualify for Davros-10's TV series challenge ( 2016 edition - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526773 ) and msrubble's movie challenge ( 2016 edition - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526739 ).

• For reference, there's the 2016 challenge: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526030

• If you have questions, please ask. If I don't reply here, it never hurts to PM me.

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Some links that might help:

http://www.wordandfilm.com/---/give-our-regards-to-broadway-10-best-books-turned-musicals
http://bookriot.com/---/10-plays-adapted-novels
http://www.ticketsnow.com/---/From-pages-to-plays-Books-that-became-stage-shows
http://101books.net/---/7-famous-novels-that-became-musicals
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/---/Hilary-Mantel-novels-turned-into-plays-by-Royal-Shakespeare-Company.html

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According to Les Standiford's The Man Who Invented Christmas, it was common practice during the Victorian era - copyright being a lot weaker then - for popular novels to be turned into (unauthorized) stage versions: Dickens's A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, The Cricket in the Hearth, The Chimes, and Martin Chuzzlewit were all staged during his lifetime...and undoubtedly others, but those are the ones mentioned in the text.

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When?

• January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 in your time zone.

What sorts of books?

• Scripts, books made into plays or musicals, movies that were made into musicals, operas/operettas (and their librettos), etc. - if it happens live on a stage and involves spoken/sung words, it probably works. Even books ABOUT stage shows - fiction or non-fiction (for instance, a mystery involving a summer stock actor or a book about the Passion Play at Oberammergau). Explain why your release fits the challenge in your post.

• Thanks to solittletime for reminding me about radio plays and full-cast audiobooks, which also count.

• These should be actual books, of the sort that would normally have an ISBN (unless it pre-dates ISBNs), not souvenir programs. Physical audiobooks do qualify.

What kinds of releases?

• Any sort of release: controlled, wild, charity, OBCZ, LFL, RABCK, whatever.

• Multi-challenge and themed releases welcome. Release photos are always fun.

What else?

• Post releases here with titles and links. Adding a description and/or explanation makes it more interesting.

• REMEMBER: many books that work for this challenge also qualify for Davros-10's TV series challenge ( 2016 edition - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526773 ) and msrubble's movie challenge ( 2016 edition - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526739 ).

• For reference, there's the 2016 challenge: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/526030

• If you have questions, please ask. If I don't reply here, it never hurts to PM me.

-------------------------------------------------------------

Some links that might help:

http://www.wordandfilm.com/---/give-our-regards-to-broadway-10-best-books-turned-musicals/
http://bookriot.com/---/10-plays-adapted-novels/
http://www.ticketsnow.com/---/From-pages-to-plays-Books-that-became-stage-shows
http://101books.net/---/7-famous-novels-that-became-musicals/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/---/Hilary-Mantel-novels-turned-into-plays-by-Royal-Shakespeare-Company.html

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According to Les Standiford's The Man Who Invented Christmas, it was common practice during the Victorian era - copyright being a lot weaker then - for popular novels to be turned into (unauthorized) stage versions: Dickens's A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, The Cricket in the Hearth, The Chimes, and Martin Chuzzlewit were all staged during his lifetime...and undoubtedly others, but those are the ones mentioned in the text.
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Thanks for remembering. I haven't released any "staged" books for 2017 yet myself. :)
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2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14078576/ Best Short Stories of Rudyard Kipling

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wild release with photo

1. Four Great Plays - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14379847
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wild release, no photo

2. Hamlet - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14407636
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1. 84, Charing Cross Road ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14414297/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14358520 ), wild release, photo.
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3. Black Butler ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10001637 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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4. Topper ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14490855/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [There's a musical stage version in production!]
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4. Topper ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14490855/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [There's a musical stage version in production!]

Sounds like fun. :)
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From my International BookCrossing Day releases, all wild releases, with photos:

5. Reaper Man ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14508016/ ) [UPDATE: caught!]

6. The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4186275/ )

7. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14441098/ )
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8. Dandelion Wine ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14363822 ), wild release, photo.
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8. Dandelion Wine ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14363822 ), wild release, photo.

I didn't know there was a stage version. BookCrossing is educating me, again. :)
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9. The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14524883/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14341989/ The Merchant of Venice: Texts and Contexts

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7 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14380729/ The War of the Worlds [radio drama]

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10. Les Liaisons Dangereuses ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14530610/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14427667

2. Three-Penny Opera
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14427669

3. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14427664

4. Fences (Themed-releases at a movie theater)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14427666/

Kept forgetting to post these here!
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wild release with photo

3. Wolf Hall - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14566878
On Broadway
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controlled release

4. Eddie Wen' Go - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14576019
Staged with giant puppets, no less. :)
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Staged with giant puppets, no less. :)


Nice picture of the puppets. Nice themed release.
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11. Notre-Dame de Paris ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14526025/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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11. Notre-Dame de Paris ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14526025/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Looks like you had a great trip. :)
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16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14448577/ Plays: 2: Northern Star; Heavenly Bodies; Pentecost

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17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14431972/ Journey to the Center of the Earth


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wild release with photo

5. Christmas Cheers! - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14637416
Dennis the Menace: apparently there's been a play and a musical.
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12. Dracula: The Ultimate, Illustrated Edition of the World-Famous Vampire Play ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14441091/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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left on the table at a BC get-together; no release photo

6. Memories Before and After the Sound of Music - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14442468
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20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14584061/ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14523651/ Prince Caspian: Book 2 in the Chronicles of Narnia

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14544432/ The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader": Book 3 in the Chronicles of Narnia

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14565809/ The Silver Chair: Book 4 of the Chronicles of Narnia

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14570853/ The Horse and His Boy: Book 5 in the Chronicles of Narnia

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14607034/ The Magician's Nephew: Book 6 in the Chronicles of Narnia

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14612340/ The Last Battle: Book 7 in the Chronicles of Narnia

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13. The Man Born To Be King ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14630194/ ), wild release, photo.
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Controlled release

7. Pollyanna - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14685815
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40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13719107/ Emma

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14673348/ The Two Towers

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14674419/ The Fellowship of the Ring

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14609014/ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090863/ The Time Machine
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14. Dead Man's Cell Phone ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14561222/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [I actually saw this one performed, with my niece in one of the principal roles!]
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14. Dead Man's Cell Phone ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14561222/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [I actually saw this one performed, with my niece in one of the principal roles!]

Oh, nice! Great story about the LFL too.
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15. Phantom of the Opera ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731716/ ), multiple challenges, photo.
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46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469474/ Love Letters and Two Other Plays: The Golden Age and What I Did Last Summer


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16. The Secret Garden ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14747293/ ), multiple challenges, photo.
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47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14704423/ Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business

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wild release with photo

8. A Midsummer Night's Dream - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14780501
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17. MUCHO RUIDO Y POCAS NUECES & ROMEO Y JULIETA ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14786377/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.
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56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14656446/ Great Illustrated Classics: The Wizard of Oz

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57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14753553/ Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty

58 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762560/ Gulliver's Travels

59 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14674847/ Shrek: The Complete Guide

60 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14697702/ Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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wild release with photo

9. The Magician's Nephew - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14792861
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18. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14801383/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

19. Black Butler ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14794843/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

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