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From the Page to the Stage: Adapting Writing for Performance

This summer, Broadway has brought to life two beloved texts for the first time: Mark Haddon’s novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" and Alison Bechdel’s tragicomic graphic memoir "Fun Home."

What goes into adapting a text for the stage? How do playwrights manage to reimagine text-based works into something visual, and what are the results? How is a text selected for stage adaptation?

  • This is such an interesting and relevant topic! This could even be under the "Arts" category if the reader plans to take more of a theatrical perspective rather than a literary one. – Rachel Watson 9 years ago

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