Novels on the Musical Stage

deadline for submissions: 
March 20, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Dailey/MLA--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
contact email: 

How are novels adapted for onstage presentations as musicals or operas?  Given their large numbers of characters, multiple settings, and large spans of time, the plots of novels need to be adapted to fit within the logistical and chronological realities of live theatre, as compared when novels are adapted for film or video.  Also, how is music used in these adaptations?  We seek proposals that examine how this has been done in the past and is being done now.