The Princess Bride Marathon Reading
Rutgers Barnes & Noble
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
R.U.W.H. & R.O.U.S. (that's Rutgers University Writers House & Rodents of Unusual Size) Present: A Marathon Reading of THE PRINCESS BRIDE! A TALE OF: Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Rodents. Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Some Good Men. A Beautiful Woman. Chases. Captures. Escapes. Death, Lies, Truth. And more than one Miracle. As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup, devastated by the loss of her true love, is kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini—the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik—the gentle giant; Inigo—the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen—the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans is Westley, Buttercup’s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate. WITH: movie prop/memorabilia and medieval weapon display and themed snacks (including "Anybody want a peanut" Buttercups, Six-Fingered Man Buttefingers, and Iocane Powder Punch). PLUS: throughout the day, The Red Boot Battalion, a first-rate Renn Faire fight troupe featuring Jason Burford, will offer duel demos in the bookstore proper and stage armored swordfights in the B&N courtyard. LARP? Feel free to come in costume! Come to read or just watch and listen. Pop in for a chapter or stay all day. Hosted by the students of Creative Writing MG/YA Fiction. Free and open to the public.