Sometimes subjects from narrative literature are brought onto the stage after they have been edited by theater authors ( dramatization ). Examples are the arrangements of Karl May's works for the Karl May Games on various stages.
Theaters acquire the right to put a certain play by a playwright into a stage work, either abridged or unabridged. The theater director has the task of bringing the text onto the stage as an act. Sometimes this is done by the author himself.
- Alo Allkemper and Norbert Otto Eke (eds.): German dramatists of the 20th century . Verlag Erich Schmidt, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-503-06149-5 .
- Jochanan Trilse-Finkelstein , Klaus Hammer: Lexikon Theater International . Henschel Verlag, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-89487-180-6 .
- List of famous playwrights