Skip Navigation

Home / Scholars Day

Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

The Lord of the Rings: A Readers' Theatre Presentation

For 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 audience. This readers' theatre production is presenting a section of 'The Return of the King' totally omitted from the films. The Scouring of the Shire includes a battle between Men and Hobbits that occurs when Frodo and his friends return to the Shire. Though the movies portray the Hobbits homeland as untouched by the war between good and evil, much of the Shire has been destroyed, some Hobbits imprisoned, and other Hobbits have turned against their own kind and helped the evil Sharkey with his domination of these seemingly defenseless people. Gandalf, Frodo, Merry, Pippin, and Sam are among the favorite characters who appear in this penultimate chapter of 'The Lord of the Rings.'

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.
Presenters: Madeleine Bryant (Undergraduate Student)
Adam Dixson (Undergraduate Student)
Jessica Fagioli (Undergraduate Student)
Nicole Funston (Undergraduate Student)
Alexander Howland (Undergraduate Student)
Richard Hulme (Undergraduate Student)
Lindsay Knapp (Undergraduate Student)
Lindsey Knights (Undergraduate Student)
Kent Lester (Undergraduate Student)
Sophia Mckissick (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth Oinen (Graduate Student)
Kiefer Schenk (Undergraduate Student)
Andrew Sparling (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth Whittingham (Faculty)
Topic: English
Location: 221 Hartwell
Time: 3:45 pm Session V