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Issue Details: First known date: 1900... 1900 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Oz : A Rock 'n Roll Road Movie Chris Löfvén , ( dir. Chris Löfvén ) Australia : Count Features , 1976 Z1864583 1976 single work film/TV fantasy

'A re-telling of the Wizard of Oz as a rock 'n' roll road movie with Dorothy as a groupie and the Wizard as a king of rock' (Source: NSFA. Sighted: 1/6/2012).

David Stratton described the film as 'one of the most inventive and enjoyable of Australian films - clever, brash, noisy, gutsy and uninhibited', while William K. Halliwell said, 'This is a light-hearted rip off of the Wizard of Oz story set to rock music. The film is rough and ready, but it is something just short of genius when you consider its originality, even though it's based on an old story. The comedy is quick and quite ahead of its time for mid-seventies Australia, which is probably why it failed here'. Source: Innersense Productions (http://www.innersense.com.au/mif/lofven.html). (Sighted: 1/6/2012).

The film is described as being based on L. Frank Baum's novel, but the doubling of roles suggests it was influenced more strongly by the 1939 film adaptation.

The Wizard of Oz Maxine Mellor , The Danger Ensemble , 2013 single work drama

'We've asked The Danger Ensemble to employ their matchless vision to expose the hopes and fears of our own realities, using L. Frank Baum's original book and its 13 sequels. In 2013, who is the heroine? Who are those who lack courage? Who lack heart? Who lack brains?

'For this La Boite and Brisbane Festival world premiere event, we promise a fantasy equal to, but disturbingly different from, the Oz we know and love. What will be at the end of the rainbow? Not even the Wizard himself knows the answer yet, but we can't wait to find out!'

Source: La Boite program.

The Wizard of Oz Adena Jacobs , 2015 single work drama

'The Wizard of Oz is a parable of biblical proportions. L. Frank Baum’s original novel invented a new kind of story: in the aftermath of a natural disaster, a young girl finds herself alone in a foreign land seeking answers from an all-powerful but unseen wizard – who turns out to be a man behind a curtain. This tale of power and discovery in a land of marvellous beauty has become as foundational in the contemporary imagination as Shakespeare or the Greeks.

'Adena Jacobs’ stark and sublime re-imagining is a theatrical poem about innocence, grief and the terror of growing up. Leave the kids at home for this radical feminist take on one of our most beloved myths.

'This is Oz as we’ve never seen it before…' (Production summary)

y separately published work icon The Wizard of Oz Katie Hewat , Geraldine Rodriguez (illustrator), Heatherton : Bonney Press , 2018 15022707 2018 single work picture book children's

'‘How can I find the Emerald City?’ asked Dorothy.
‘You must follow the yellow brick road,’ the Good Witch replied.

'Join Dorothy and Toto in this beautiful 32-page paperback as they are whirled away to the magical land of Oz. As she follows the yellow brick road to find the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the cowardly Lion. Can the Wizard help the Scarecrow find a brain, the Tin Man a heart and the Lion some courage, and get Dorothy and Toto home, too?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Lost Dorothy Madeleine West , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018 14086423 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Lost Dorothy, from the musical The Wizard of Oz, is out of her comfort zone in Oz. FACT! 

'So when Lily D trains for the role of Lost Dorothy, she goes out of her way to experience new things. She gets lost on the way to school, plays a new sport, goes on an epic quest and even makes a new best friend! 

'But will all her efforts to walk in Lost Dorothy's shoes really help Lily D to understand that there is no place like home?' (Publication summary)

The Death of Glinda, the Good Witch Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario , 2015 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , February no. 77 2015;
Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, faces the end of her days in an old-age home in Australia.
The Death of Glinda, the Good Witch Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario , 2015 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , February no. 77 2015;
Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, faces the end of her days in an old-age home in Australia.
y separately published work icon Lost Dorothy Madeleine West , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018 14086423 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Lost Dorothy, from the musical The Wizard of Oz, is out of her comfort zone in Oz. FACT! 

'So when Lily D trains for the role of Lost Dorothy, she goes out of her way to experience new things. She gets lost on the way to school, plays a new sport, goes on an epic quest and even makes a new best friend! 

'But will all her efforts to walk in Lost Dorothy's shoes really help Lily D to understand that there is no place like home?' (Publication summary)

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