"Before it became common practice to adapt movies into musicals for the stage, literature was the favoured material of choice for composers. It’s not hard to see why so many choose this route – readily available source material combined with instant name recognition for a large potential audience equals happy crowds, or at least that’s the plan. Sometimes it can go horribly wrong while other times it can create masterpieces. We at Bibliodaze are big musical geeks so here are some of the good, the bad and the outright painful musical adaptations of books, from the obscure to the household names."
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