2017 Theater Challenge

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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.

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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.

 

 

Thanks for remembering. I haven't released any "staged" books for 2017 yet myself. :)

 

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14078576/ Best Short Stories of Rudyard Kipling

 

wild release with photo

1. Four Great Plays - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14379847

 

wild release, no photo

2. Hamlet - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14407636

 

1. 84, Charing Cross Road ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14414297/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

 

2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14358520 ), wild release, photo.

 

3. Black Butler ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10001637 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

 

4. Topper ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14490855/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [There's a musical stage version in production!]

 

4. Topper ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14490855/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [There's a musical stage version in production!]

Sounds like fun. :)

 

5 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294665/ Tales of the South Pacific



 

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/ )

 

8. Dandelion Wine ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14363822 ), wild release, photo.

 

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. :)

 

9. The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14524883/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

6 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14341989/ The Merchant of Venice: Texts and Contexts

 

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

 

 

10. Les Liaisons Dangereuses ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14530610/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

9 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13794259/ Three Comedies by Ben Jonson


 

10 - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14320946/ Betsey Brown: A Novel

 

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!

 

wild release with photo

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

 

 

controlled release

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

 

Staged with giant puppets, no less. :)


Nice picture of the puppets. Nice themed release.

 

11. Notre-Dame de Paris ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14526025/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

11. Notre-Dame de Paris ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14526025/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

Looks like you had a great trip. :)

 

 

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14522240/ Disney 101 Dalmatians

 

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14448577/ Plays: 2: Northern Star; Heavenly Bodies; Pentecost

 

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


 

wild release with photo

5. Christmas Cheers! - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14637416
Dennis the Menace: apparently there's been a play and a musical.

 

12. Dracula: The Ultimate, Illustrated Edition of the World-Famous Vampire Play ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14441091/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14296514/ Billy Elliot

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14565811/ From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469802/ Frankenstein

 

Controlled release

7. Pollyanna - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14685815

 

 

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

 

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!]

 

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.

 

15. Phantom of the Opera ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731716/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

 

 

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469474/ Love Letters and Two Other Plays: The Golden Age and What I Did Last Summer


 

16. The Secret Garden ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14747293/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

 

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14704423/ Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business

 

 

 

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469525/ The Scarlet Pimpernel

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14666924/ Disney The Lion King

 

wild release with photo

8. A Midsummer Night's Dream - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14780501

 

 

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14691945/ Frankenstein

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14564530/ Great Illustrated Classics: Frankenstein


 

17. MUCHO RUIDO Y POCAS NUECES & ROMEO Y JULIETA ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14786377/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14656446/ Great Illustrated Classics: The Wizard of Oz

 

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

 

wild release with photo

9. The Magician's Nephew - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14792861

 

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.

 

18. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14801383/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

I watched a filmed version of the stage production: very interesting.

 

61 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755559 The Great Gatsby

62 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14722388 Shōgun: A Novel of Japan

 

63 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14690546/ The Young Collector's Illustrated Classics: Frankenstein

 

64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762593/ Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West

 

20. Nicholas Nickleby ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14812310 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

 

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14789091/ What Makes Sammy Run?

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14655162/ Anne of Green Gables

 

67 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14699792/ "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Other Stories

68 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755983/ Anne of Green Gables

 

69 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14751584/ Disney Frozen: The Junior Novelization

 

 

71 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14820861/ Walt Disney's Classic Cinderella

72 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260100/ Fences

73 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260105/ Macbeth

74 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13469475/ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

75 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14781041/ Great Illustrated Classics: Oliver Twist

 

 

77 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14746295/ Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

78 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14782913/ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

 

wild release with photo

10. Daisy Miller - https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14849237

 

 

 

 

 

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