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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

"The Lord of the Rings": A Readers' Theatre Presentation

Over more than fifty years, J. R. R. Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" has been the best known example of high fantasy literature, and the movies by Peter Jackson have attracted a new group of devotees. In recognition of this ongoing popularity, this readers’ theatre production is presenting two sections of The Return of the King not included in the films. In the Houses of Healing, Aragorn is recognized by many as the rightful king of Gondor because of his ability to heal those who have been struck down by the evil Ringwraiths. Consequently, the love story between Éowyn and Faramir comes to fruition as they recover from their life-threatening injuries and await the coronation of the king. Gandalf, Merry, and Pippin are among the favorite characters who appear in these compelling scenes.

Presenters: Joshua Blair (Undergraduate Student)
Olivia Burton (Undergraduate Student)
Jim Despaw (Undergraduate Student)
Marieke Jerabeck (Undergraduate Student)
Matthew Knapp (Undergraduate Student)
John Knapp (Undergraduate Student)
Lindsey Knights (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth Oinen (Undergraduate Student)
Brianna Reagan (Undergraduate Student)
Amber Regling (Undergraduate Student)
Russell Schaefer (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth Whittingham (Faculty)
Topic: English
Location: 221 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)

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