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Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Reproduction, Pop Culture, and The Wizard of Oz (Oh My!)

Becca Higginbotham

on 13 June 2013

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Transcript of Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Where it All Began
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
The first book to stand alone
The show ran for 2 years
Fun Fact: Dorothy was originally written as a strong and outspoken female child
The book found a place on Broadway
The success of the Broadway production lead him to publish 13 more books about the mystical land of Oz
Originally published in May of 1900
Presentation By Becca Higginbotham
The movie and the phenomenon
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Because every villain is really just misunderstood
1995 Novel by Gregory Macguire
First book in the Trilogy (followed by Son of a Witch and A Lion Among Men)
2003 Musical
Tin Man
Scy-Fy's take on the fantasy
2007 Adaptation
DG (Dorothy Gale) as the 'new and improved' Dorothy
Modernized characters
More of a focus on the book
Often regarded as one of the Top 10 movies of all time
Massively well received
Released August 1939
Re-released in theaters almost yearly until VHS became popular
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Proof that to much of a good thing is still a good thing.
How the Wizard of Oz became the Wizard of Oz
We meet all the witches
Oz and Today
References to Oz in Current Pop Culture
Thanks for Watching
Any Questions?
The Stage
Andrew Lloyd Webber adapts for the stage
Adapting the movie to the stage
Original music plus new songs
The Wiz
Adapting to a different culture
Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, & Richard Pryor
Dorothy is an adult living in Harlem
adaptation with the African American culture in mind
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