The Great Gatsby

Adaptations

Ballet

  • In 2010, The Washington Ballet premiered a version at the Kennedy Center.[87] It was popularly demanded for an encore run the following year.[88]
  • In 2013, the Northern Ballet premiered a version of The Great Gatsby at Leeds Grand Theatre in the UK, with choreography and direction by David Nixon, a musical score by Richard Rodney Bennett, and set designs by Jerome Kaplan. Nixon also created the scenario and costumes designs.[89][90]

Computer games

  • In 2010, Oberon Media released a casual hidden object game called Classic Adventures: The Great Gatsby.[91][92] The game was released for iPad in 2012.[93]
  • In 2011, as a tribute to old NES games, developer Charlie Hoey and editor Pete Smith created an 8-bit-style online game of The Great Gatsby.[94] Ian Crouch of The New Yorker compared it to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1989) for the NES.[95]

Films

The Great Gatsby has resulted in a number of film adaptations:

  • The Great Gatsby (1926), by Herbert Brenon  – a silent movie of a stage adaptation, starring Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, and William Powell. It is a famous example of a lost film. Reviews suggest that it may have been the most faithful adaptation of the novel, but a trailer of the film at the National Archives is all that is known to exist.[96]
  • The Great Gatsby (1949), by Elliott Nugent  – starring Alan Ladd, Betty Field, and Shelley Winters; for copyright reasons, this film is not readily available.[96]
  • The Great Gatsby (1974), by Jack Clayton – starring Sam Waterston, Mia Farrow, and Robert Redford, with a script by Francis Ford Coppola.[96]
  • The Great Gatsby (2000), by Robert Markowitz – a made-for-TV movie starring Toby Stephens, Paul Rudd, and Mira Sorvino.
  • G (2002), by Christopher Scott Cherot – a loose hip-hop adaptation set in the Hamptons.
  • The Great Gatsby (2013), by Baz Luhrmann – starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton.
  • Affluenza (2014), a modern adaptation set among Long Island teenagers in the midst of the 2008 economic recession.

Literature

  • The Double Bind (2007) by Chris Bohjalian imagines the later years of Daisy and Tom Buchanan's marriage as a social worker in 2007 investigates the possibility that a deceased elderly homeless person is Daisy's son.[97]
  • Great (2014) by Sara Benincasa is a modern-day young adult fiction retelling of The Great Gatsby with a female Gatsby (Jacinta Trimalchio).[98]

Opera

The New York Metropolitan Opera commissioned John Harbison to compose an operatic treatment of the novel to commemorate the 25th anniversary of James Levine's debut. The work, called The Great Gatsby, premiered on December 20, 1999.[99]

Radio

  • On January 1, 1950, an hour-long adaptation was broadcast on CBS' Family Hour of Stars starring Kirk Douglas as Gatsby.[100]
  • In October 2008, the BBC World Service commissioned and broadcast an abridged 10-part reading of the story, read from the view of Nick Carraway by Trevor White.[101]
  • In May 2012, BBC Radio 4 broadcast The Great Gatsby, a Classic Serial dramatisation by Robert Forrest.[102]

Theater

  • In July 2006, Simon Levy's stage adaptation,[103] the only one authorized and granted exclusive rights by the Fitzgerald Estate, had its world premiere at The Guthrie Theater to commemorate the opening of its new theatre, directed by David Esbjornson. It was subsequently produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre. In 2012, a revised/reworked version was produced at Arizona Theatre Company[104] and Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, Canada.[103]
  • Gatz by Elevator Repair Service earned the #1 in the best in 2010 NYC theatre from The New York Times's Ben Brantley.[105] An award-winning Off-Broadway production.
  • On August 7, 2012, The Great Gatsby Musical opened at the Kings Head Theatre, London. A Ruby In The Dust production, it is adapted by Joe Evans and Linnie Reedman with music and lyrics by Joe Evans, directed by Linnie Reedman, with Matilda Sturridge as Daisy Buchanan. The show transferred to the Riverside Studios in 2013 with the music orchestrated by Chris Walker and musical staging by choreographer Lee Proud.

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