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Scholars Day: April 9, 2014

J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit": A Reader's 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 two recent movies by Peter Jackson based on Tolkien's "The Hobbit" have renewed interest in the author's works. The latest movie, however, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", bears little resemblance to Tolkien's book. As a result, this reader's theatre production is presenting scenes from the same part of the story but as Tolkien wrote them: the arrival in Lake Town, the discovery of the mountain's secret door, and Bilbo's confrontation with the Dragon. Thorin Oakenshield and Bilbo Baggins figure prominently in this tale of the Dwarves expedition to slay the dragon and recover the Kingdom in the Lonely Mountain.


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: Jennifer Colvin (Undergraduate Student)
Cassandra Dowe (Undergraduate Student)
Alexander Howland (Undergraduate Student)
Justin Luvshis (Undergraduate Student)
Elizabeth Oinen (Graduate Student)
Elizabeth Whittingham (Faculty)
Topic: English
Location: 221 Hartwell
Time: 9 am Session I