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* ''Film/{{Othello|1951}}'': 1951 Creator/OrsonWelles adaptation that won a Palme d'Or.

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* ''Series/{{Innocent}}'': The ''miniseries'' of the 2008 play "Bayrak" ("Flag") by Berkun Oya, who also penned the screen adaptation.


Yet, there are some drawbacks: in theatre plays, the dialogue is essential, too essential for a movie which will often seem too verbose. Theatre play adaptations also tend to be very static, because, in a play, the action happens in a very limited number of places (for obvious reasons). Consequently, these films are more likely to be a BottleEpisode or make use of {{Minimalism}}, MinimalCast and TheOner than other movies because of the technical limitations of stage plays.

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Yet, there are some drawbacks: in theatre plays, the dialogue is essential, too essential for a movie which will often seem too verbose. Theatre play adaptations also tend to be very static, because, in a play, the action happens in a very limited number of places (for obvious reasons). Consequently, these films are more likely to be a BottleEpisode or make use of {{Minimalism}}, MinimalCast MinimalistCast and TheOner than other movies because of the technical limitations of stage plays.


Yet, there are some drawbacks: in theatre plays, the dialogue is essential, too essential for a movie which will often seem too verbose. Theatre play adaptations also tend to be very static, because, in a play, the action happens in a very limited number of places (for obvious reasons). Consequently, these films are more likely to be a BottleEpisode or make use of TheOner than other movies because of the technical limitations of stage plays.

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Yet, there are some drawbacks: in theatre plays, the dialogue is essential, too essential for a movie which will often seem too verbose. Theatre play adaptations also tend to be very static, because, in a play, the action happens in a very limited number of places (for obvious reasons). Consequently, these films are more likely to be a BottleEpisode or make use of {{Minimalism}}, MinimalCast and TheOner than other movies because of the technical limitations of stage plays.


* ''Film/KeyLargo'': Billed as an adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1939 Broadway play of the same name, but it's an InNameOnly adaptation.


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* ''Film/KeyLargo'': A non-musical (FilmNoir, in fact) billed as an adaptation of a 1939 Broadway blank verse play of the same name, by Maxwell Anderson. But it's an InNameOnly adaptation.

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* ''Film/KeyLargo'': Billed as an adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1939 Broadway play of the same name, but it's an InNameOnly adaptation.


* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}: The 1942 movie is an interesting case. It's an adaptation of Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's ''Everybody Comes to Rick's'', which was unproduced, but had to be censored to please UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.

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* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}: ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'': The 1942 movie is an interesting case. It's an adaptation of Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's ''Everybody Comes to Rick's'', which was unproduced, but had to be censored to please UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.


* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}: The 1942 movie is an interesting case. It's an adaptation of Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's ''Everybody Comes to Rick's'', which was unproduced, but had to be censored to please UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode.



* ''Film/TheFrontPage1931'' and ''Film/HisGirlFriday'': Adaptations of the play ''The Front Page'' by Ben Hecht and Charles [=MacArthur=].



* ''Film/TheOddCouple1968'': Adapted from the [[Theatre/TheOddCouple 1965 play]] by its author Creator/NeilSimon, with Creator/WalterMatthau reprising his role as Oscar Madison. [[Film/TheOddCoupleII A sequel]] was released in 1998. Also adapted into a highly regarded sitcom in 1970, which itself was remade several times, [[Series/TheOddCouple most recently in 1915]].

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* ''Film/TheOddCouple1968'': Adapted from the [[Theatre/TheOddCouple 1965 play]] by its author Creator/NeilSimon, with Creator/WalterMatthau reprising his role as Oscar Madison. [[Film/TheOddCoupleII A sequel]] was released in 1998. Also adapted into a highly regarded sitcom in 1970, which itself was remade several times, [[Series/TheOddCouple most recently in 1915]].2015]].


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* ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'': A 1940 faithful adaptation of the popular 1939 play of the same name.


* ''Theatre/KissMeKate'': A double-level example. A 1953 film version of a 1948 musical, which was itself a partial adaptation of a Shakespeare play, as it is set in a theatre production of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' in which the off-stage relationship of the two main characters parallels that between Katherine and Petruchio.

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* ''Theatre/KissMeKate'': A double-level example. A 1953 film version of a 1948 musical, which was itself a partial adaptation of a Shakespeare play, as it is set in a theatre production of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' in which the off-stage relationship of the two main characters parallels that between are playing Katherine and Petruchio.Petruchio and have an analogous off-stage relationship.


* ''Theatre/TorchSongTrilogy'': 1988 film where Harvey Fierstein starred in an adaptation of his acclaimed stage production, which was actually a cycle of three plays (with the same characters) meant to be performed together. In adapting them for the screenplay, Fierstein condensed them into a single narrative.

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* ''Theatre/TorchSongTrilogy'': 1988 film where Harvey Fierstein starred in an adaptation of his acclaimed stage 1982 Broadway production, which was actually a cycle of three plays (with the same characters) meant to be performed together. In adapting them for the screenplay, Fierstein condensed them into a single narrative.


* ''Theatre/TorchSongTrilogy'': 1988 film where Harvey Fierstein starred in an adaptation of his acclaimed stage production, which was actually a cycle of three plays (with the same characters) meant to be performed together. In adapting them for the screenplay, Fierstein condensed them into a single narrative.



* ''Theatre/TorchSongTrilogy'': 1988 film where Harvey Fierstein starred in an adaptation of his acclaimed stage production, which was actually a cycle of three plays (with the same characters) meant to be performed together. In adapting them for the screenplay, Fierstein condensed them into a single narrative.

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* ''Theatre/TorchSongTrilogy'': 1988 film where Harvey Fierstein starred in an adaptation of his acclaimed stage production, which was actually a cycle of three plays (with the same characters) meant to be performed together. In adapting them for the screenplay, Fierstein condensed them into a single narrative.




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* ''Theatre/TorchSongTrilogy'': 1988 film where Harvey Fierstein starred in an adaptation of his acclaimed stage production, which was actually a cycle of three plays (with the same characters) meant to be performed together. In adapting them for the screenplay, Fierstein condensed them into a single narrative.

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* ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'':
** 1929: The first talkie film adaptation of a Shakespeare play, directed by Sam Taylor and starring [[RomanceOnTheSet real-life couple]] Creator/DouglasFairbanks and Creator/MaryPickford. Notable for heavily reslanting the play to suggest that Katherine is not really "tamed" at all. Also notorious for the much-mocked writing credit "Based on William Shakespeare's comedy... with additional dialogue by Sam Taylor".

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* ''Theatre/KissMeKate'': A double-level example. A 1953 film version of a 1948 musical, which was itself a partial adaptation of a Shakespeare play, as it is set in a theatre production of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' in which the off-stage relationship of the two main characters parallels that between Katherine and Petruchio.


SisterTrope of TheFilmOfTheBook (adaptations of a book into a film) and TheMovie (adaptations of a TV series into a film). [[InvertedTrope Inversion]] of ScreenToStageAdaptation. Might overlap with TheBardOnBoard (loose adaptations of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's works to any kind of media).

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SisterTrope of TheFilmOfTheBook (adaptations of a book into a film) film), TheFilmOfTheSeries and TheMovie (adaptations of a TV series into a film). [[InvertedTrope Inversion]] of ScreenToStageAdaptation. Might overlap with TheBardOnBoard (loose adaptations of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's works to any kind of media).

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