I have in mind to take a group of existing famous songs and incorporate them into a well known play that is not a musical.
the change to the play would be the adaptation of the chosen songs into the existing play. how is this process done?
Lets say I have decided on the Play to be used and acquired it. How do i get the songs integrated into the play? is it the work of a composer? does the composer need to re compose the songs? or can he just take existing recordings (pay for the rights) and then integrate them into the script. please keep in mind that we would be adding music to a non musical. we would know exactly which scenes we want to add which music to. we just need it done by the ones who know how to do it in the right manner. i just dont know what the process looks like. do you?
There is no one process. Most teams would create their own music. If you need someone else's music then you have to acquire the rights, which is a tricky negotiation, because most rights will come with a time limit, or production limit of some kind.
This is a general answer because your question is very vague.
Thanks. I will try to get more specific...
The Idea is to combine Famous Songs with a Famous Play . The songs have already been selected. There is 8 of them and each one reflect a specific mood.
1.First stages of a New Love: Flirting/complimenting.
3.Deep in Love/Foreplay
4.sex ( preferably aggressive/submissive)
7.Lonely and sad after separation
Challenge #1: To select a Famous Play that has in its scenes these type of moods,(it's probably some kind of love story). Challenge #2: To select, an existing version of each song and adapt it to each of the scenes. and when i say adapting ,i mean to take the whole song or part of it and place it in the script,where that matching Mood scene is taking place. I would be able to explain to the one adapting it to the script,how much of the song and exactly where to place it. I still need the Composer and/or writer to adapt it so i can complete what would be my original play.
Now where do i start?
1.who could help me find the Famous Play that contain those moods/scenes in it?
it must be someone who is very familiar with famous plays and their scripts.
2. Who could take the songs that i have selected and help me look into the different versions to select the ones to be used? and then help to adapt them to the play as specified above?
your help and insight is greatly appreciated
A famous play (but not a Western play) that suits your needs is Shakuntala - there are many versions of the play. Scenes are broken into moods because of the "rasas." The progression of moods is part of the fabric of the story. Many Sanskrit dramas are structured this way. As are many Bollywood films. It's an old concept.