The cast from the Cumberland County Playhouse will perform selections from the musical “Beauty and the Beast” on Wednesday, June 28, at noon in the Cumberland Room. This is a free concert!
Read These? Movie and TV Tie-In Editions!
“Dark Tower – The Gunslinger” by Stephen King (pub. 2016)
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba! “An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), “The Gunslinger” is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood (pub. 1998)
This novel is now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley and Joseph Fiennes. It is the revealing story of a religious Nazi-like society and the relative speed in the way it unfolded to enslave, exploit, and elevate the cruelty of women, both horrifying and fascinating.
“The Beguiled” by Thomas Gullinan (pub. 2017)
This is the basis for the major motion picture directed by Sofia Coppola—named Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for “The Beguiled”—and starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Wounded and near death, a young Union Army corporal is found in the woods of Virginia during the height of the Civil War and brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies. Almost immediately he sets about beguiling the three women and five teenage girls stranded in this outpost of Southern gentility, eliciting their love and fear, pity and infatuation, and pitting them against one another in a bid for his freedom. But as the women are revealed for what they really are, a sense of ominous foreboding closes in on the soldier, and the question becomes: Just who is the beguiled?
“American Gods” by Neil…