Original novel by Neil Gaiman
Both the novel and the movie is a definite must read / watch.
ADAPTATIONS: RADIO DRAMA
BBC Radio 4 Extra has produced a radio dramatized adaptation first broadcasted 17 December 2016. The BBC radio drama is currently available to listen to for free until 25 January 2022.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Original novel by William Goldman
The Princess Bride is a 1973 fantasy romance novel written by William Goldman. The book combines elements of comedy, adventure, fantasy, romantic love, romance, and fairy tales. It is presented as an abridgment of The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern (though no such book exists), and Goldman’s “commentary” asides are constant throughout.
It was made into a film of the same name in 1987 by Rob Reiner, and an attempt to adapt it into a musical was made by Adam Guettel. William Goldman said “I’ve gotten more responses on The Princess Bride than on everything else I’ve done put together—all kinds of strange outpouring letters. Something in The Princess Bride affects people.” (source: wikipedia)
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William from his 1973 novel of the same name. The story is presented in the film as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage), thus effectively preserving the novel’s narrative style. In the United States, The Princess Bride has developed into a cult film
A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war, It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley’s companions in his quest. (source: IMDb)
Disney Theatrical Productions confirmed that the Princess Bride Musical project was in the works from co-book writers Rick Elice (The Cher Show, Peter and the Starcatcher, Jersey Boys) and Bob Martin (The Prom, The Drowsy Chaperone) and composer-lyricist David Yazbek. More here from Broadwayworld.
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