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Scholars Day: April 6, 2011

"The Lord of the Rings": A Readersí Theatre Presentation

For more than fifty years, J. R. R. Tolkienís "Lord of the Rings" has been the best known example of high fantasy literature, and the movies by Peter Jackson have attracted a new audience. This readersí theatre production is presenting a section of The Fellowship of the Ring not presented in its entirety in the films. The Council of Elrond is a colorful gathering of Elves, Men, Dwarves, and Hobbits. Meeting together for the first time, the various characters tell their unique tales, each of which reveals something about the One Ringís history and the troubles brewing throughout Middle-earth. Stories are told of the Black Riders visiting the Lonely Mountain and of the pursuit of Gollum and his imprisonment among the Woodland Elves, stories not included in the films. Gandalf, Aragorn, Elrond, Bilbo, and Frodo are among the favorite characters who appear in this intriguing scene at Rivendell.

Presenters: Madeleine Bryant (Undergraduate Student)
Christina Contestabile (Undergraduate Student)
Richard Hulme (Undergraduate Student)
Lindsey Knights (Undergraduate Student)
Kent Lester (Undergraduate Student)
Jonathan Marriott (Undergraduate Student)
Sophia Mckissick (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth Oinen (Undergraduate Student)
Kiefer Schenk (Undergraduate Student)
Andrew Sparling (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth Whittingham (Faculty)
Topic: English
Location: 221 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.