Ease On Down The Road: Vulture's Stephanie Vineyard's Litany of "Oz" Themed Adaptations

Ease On Down The Road: Vulture's Stephanie Vineyard's Litany of "Oz" Themed Adaptations

L. Frank Baum fancied himself the "historian of Oz" and often said he received news of the stories via telegram. He wrote 13 books based on the place, but it would be the 1939 film adaptation of his book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (originally published in 1900) that would secure his place in history. Since then, Judy Garland's start turn as Dorothy Gale has become beloved in the hearts of children everywhere, and the famous ruby slippers are even on display at the Smithsonian.

Yesterday, Oz: The Great & Powerful was released to mixed reviews, and while most of the world is up in arms that anyone would ever think to sully Oz with another adaptation, this isn't the only time Baum's beloved saga has been played around with. Yesterday, Vulture's Stephanie Vineyard compiled a list of 10 other adaptations featuring the wonderful land of Oz. From Gregory Maguire's book-turned-Broadway show, Wicked, to the SyFy miniseries, Tin Man, here's how other artists and writers imagined Oz:

http://www.vulture.com/2013/03/10-other-wizard-of-oz-stories.html

 

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