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Friday, November 15, 2013

As You Wish! 'The Princess Bride' is coming to the stage...

"Disney Theatrical Productions has announced plans to collaborate with William Goldman on a stage production based on his iconic 1973 novel, "The Princess Bride". Describing it only as a "new theatrical work," the announcement left the book and film's many die-hard fans to wonder whether or not the show will be a musical. To heighten the mystery, the creative team and timetable for the project have yet to be determined. 

"To now have a stage production of this film in development at Disney is honestly a dream come true," said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, who brokered the deal. The project is in no way related to the failed 2007 attempt at a musical adaptation.
Although few details have been released about the specifics of the upcoming production, if it's anything like Rob Reiner's 1987 film adaptation, we're in very good shape. The film quickly rose to cult status with its heartwarming story line and infinitely quotable script." 
-From the Huffington Post.
The Merrick Library has the book and the very famous DVD in our collection. Refresh your journey today with Westley, Princess Buttercup, Inigo Montoya, Vizzini, Fezzik, Prince Humperdink and the rest of this amazing cast of characters.

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