Papers of BAS. Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 8, 2021, No. 1

Musical theatre and film: Issues in adaptation

Petar Odazhiev

Abstract. This text analyses the issue of the musical theatre-to-screen adaptation, emphasizing the specifics of theatre and musical film and outlining the differences between theatrical and screen language as a method of artistic expression. Furthermore, it analyses how the stage-screen adaptation may impact the aesthetic characteristics of the new product and how musical dramaturgy derives as a common denominator for both arts and a reason for choosing the director’s means of expression.

Keywords: musical theatre, film adaptation, musical dramaturgy,