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330 books · 260 voters · list created June 24th, 2009 by Payton (votes) .
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message 1: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten I'm a bit confused -- are we supposed to only vote for actual plays, or are books that inspired plays also acceptable? Judging from the fact that Les Misérables is at the top of the list I would guess that the latter is true, but I just want to confirm.


message 2: by Reese (new)

Reese The title of the list indicates that only plays and musicals are supposed to appear on this list. Unfortunately, LES MIS, the book upon which the musical was based, was listed instead of the book that contains vocal selections from the musical.


message 3: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Reese wrote: "The title of the list indicates that only plays and musicals are supposed to appear on this list. Unfortunately, LES MIS, the book upon which the musical was based, was listed instead of the book t..."

Les Mis is something of a one-off. "The Bishop's Candlesticks" is a neat little one-act play based on an episode in the Victor Hugo novel. In this case, with 33 votes, we'll just have to leave it as understood, I guess.


message 4: by Reese (new)

Reese Thom wrote: "Reese wrote: "The title of the list indicates that only plays and musicals are supposed to appear on this list. Unfortunately, LES MIS, the book upon which the musical was based, was listed instead..."

Your message is, as usual, helpful and informative, T. Thank you.


message 5: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Okay, instead of voting for The Phantom of the Opera, the novel, I voted for The Complete Phantom of the Opera, which contains the entire script for the play.


message 6: by Reese (new)

Reese Kirsten wrote: "Okay, instead of voting for The Phantom of the Opera, the novel, I voted for The Complete Phantom of the Opera, which contains the entire script for the play."

I'll do the same.


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