Re: [mythsoc] A NoviceTolkien Teacher
- At 09:03 PM 9/5/2006 -0500, Jay Hershberger wrote:
>Now, in addition toHave you ever thought of finding Liszt and Beethoven works that would go
>Liszt and Beethoven, my musical passions, I am also a Tolkien nerd.
well with Tolkien? The more dramatic parts of "Les Preludes" would make an
arresting accompaniment to some of Tolkien's more exciting scenes, even if
it's a bit more "formal" than what passes for movie music these days. Does
the finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony sound like good horse-galloping
music to you?
>I proposed a class on Lord of the Rings. The college bit, and I am nowCongratulations!
>teaching 21 freshmen the text of The Lord of the Rings
>The class is a mixture of Tolkien fanatics likeWatch out for the phenomenon that many professors have found, of students
>myself, as well as those who liked the movies but never read the
who write papers based on the movies, and not on the book they were
supposed to have read.
- David Bratman
- Hello fellows:
I've been off-list for some time. One reason is that
I've been looking after an early Mythopoeic personage,
Jon Lackey. He was the producer of the "Greater
Trumps" masque that was mounted at
the second Mythcon in 1971. He had been in ill health
for much of this previous year.
I'm sorry to report that he passed away on February
26th of cancer.
He was an enormous influence on my life, as well as
many others. He was involved with the very
first campaign to produce a film of "Rings" in 1957.
A major contributor to the SCA, LASFS, a tutor and
mentor to many, RenFair performer, artist, sculptor,
costumer, composer, and so much more.
Please pass this information on to anyone who might
have known him, and have them contact me
as regards a planned memorial.
Bonnie S. Callahan