Master of Arts (MA)
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Adaptation of literature to the stage has proven to be a steady and popular form of writing. Stephen Crane's novella, Maggie: Girl of the Streets, was adapted to the stage as a musical during my Master's program in Theater. This thesis intends to instruct other writers on the eight step process of adaptation; this process is prior to the actual writing of the play. This preliminary process is to guide other writers who would like to adapt material to the stage. The eight step process is explained and shown as applied to the adaptation experience of Maggie. This thesis discusses the need for adaptations; the popularity and feasibility; the eight steps; and the second draft of the musical adaptation of Maggie. It is suggested that the novella by Crane and the musical adaptation be read prior to the reading of this thesis.
Adaptation; Applied; Crane; Girl; Maggie; Process; Prose Stage; Stephen; Streets
Theater; American literature
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Cree, Marcia Ann, "Process of adaptation: Prose to stage as applied to Stephen Crane's "Maggie: Girl of the Streets"" (1996). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3232.