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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

J.R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings:" A Readers' Theatre Presentation

Over the last fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" has become the best known example of high fantasy literature, and the recent movies by Peter Jackson have attracted a new group of devotees. In celebration of more than fifty years of popularity, this readers' theatre production is presenting two sections of the story not included in the films. From "The Fellowship of the Ring" comes the tale of a conspiracy among Hobbits as Frodo and Sam try to escape unnoticed from the Shire with the Black Riders on their heels. From the same book, the discussion at the Prancing Pony reveals some interesting facts about Strider/Aragorn as danger comes upon them all. Gandalf, Merry, and Pippin are among the favorite characters who appear in these intriguing scenes.

Presenters: Frederick Barry (Undergraduate Student)
Brian DeFazio (Undergraduate Student)
John Knapp (Undergraduate Student)
Matthew Knapp (Undergraduate Student)
Ashley Lounsbury (Undergraduate Student)
Jeremy Pike (Undergraduate Student)
Amber Regling (Undergraduate Student)
David Russell (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: English
Location: 218 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)