A list of plays that have been adapted into films.
Some have flourished, some have floundered.
Some got rewritten, some got hacked to bits, and some managed to survive the transfer intact.
I’m pretty much only familiar with plays of the Western world, so if anyone knows of any plays from Asia, Africa, or South America – or anything else I may have missed – please let me know. I want this list to be comprehensive!
Some plays have been transferred to film more than once, but this isn’t a list of films based on plays, rather a list of plays which have been put on film. Therefore, only the first adaptation is listed.