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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

J. R. R. Tolkienís The Hobbit: 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 new movie by Peter Jackson based on Tolkienís The Hobbit has renewed interest in the authorís works. This readersí theatre production is presenting a little-known story, ďThe Quest of Erebor,Ē that describes the conflict between Gandalf and Thorin over whether or not to take Bilbo Baggins along on the expedition to slay the dragon and recover the Dwarf Kingdom in the Lonely Mountain, which adventure led to the events recounted in The Lord of the Rings and the downfall of the Dark Lord, Sauron. Though most of the text is from Unfinished Tales, the performance includes a brief excerpt from the beginning of The Hobbit, placed in context. Gandalf, Thorin, Bilbo, and Gimli are among the characters who appear in this enlightening tale.

Presenters: Katelyn Brush (Undergraduate Student)
Madeleine Bryant (Undergraduate Student)
Nicole DíArcangelis (Undergraduate Student)
Alex Howland (Undergraduate Student)
Richard Hulme (Undergraduate Student)
Lucia Jutsum (Undergraduate Student)
Lindsay Knapp (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth Oinen (Graduate Student)
Michele Pettis (Undergraduate Student)
Andrew Sparling (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth A. 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.