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Comparative Analysis of Entertainment in the Process of Adapting the Musical "Tick, Tick... BOOM!" into a Film

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DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2024.050112 | Downloads: 18 | Views: 226


Chenfei Yu 1


1 Shanghai Starriver Bilingual School, Shanghai, 201108, China

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Chenfei Yu


This paper explores the intricate relationship between stage and film adaptations, using the musical film tick, tick…BOOM! (2021) and its dramatic counterpart as a fresh example for comparative analysis. By examining the portrayal of individual songs, analyzing plot adjustments, and evaluating film techniques, the research aims to shed light on the challenges and opportunities inherent in adapting a musical for the screen. The focus on the character of Jonathan Larson, the accomplished composer, and lyricist, provides a pragmatic and psychological lens through which to explore the evolution of the common man to the musical wonder in the film adaptation process.


Film Adaptation, Musical Theater, Biographical Film, Comparative Analysis


Chenfei Yu, Comparative Analysis of Entertainment in the Process of Adapting the Musical "Tick, Tick... BOOM!" into a Film. Art and Performance Letters (2024) Vol. 5: 80-90. DOI:


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