[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (06/05/06)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon at theonering.net
Sat May 6 17:12:02 EDT 2006

TORN #306

May 6th, 2006

Here is the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Is Lord of the Rings London-bound?
The Lord of the Rings, the $28 million mega-show now having its world
premiere engagement in Toronto, is braced to get a big boost from Sir Andrew
Lloyd Webber. Lloyd Webber — the undisputed king of mega-musicals as well as
one of the wealthiest men in the world — made a 24-hour flying visit to
Toronto last weekend just to catch the show. "He was very excited by what he
saw," David Mirvish said yesterday. "And it's a great tribute to this
production and this city that he was interested enough to fly all the way
from London." The upshot: Insiders say LOTR's next gig is likely to be at
London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane, owned by Lloyd Webber's Really Useful

TV Watch: McKellen on 'Jimmy Kimmel' Clip
Ian McKellen was a guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' early this morning (May 3rd)
on ABC. He was there to promote his latest film 'The Da Vinci Code', they
spoke briefly about is knighthood, working on King Lear, and American Idol
of all things. They showed a brief clip from the film, it was a scene
between himself, Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou from the middle of the film.
They also mentioned his website (McKellen.com) and how Sir Ian is the
original 'Blogfather'. Take a look! (37.5MB MOV)

Celebrity Handprints for The BBC Children in Need Appeal
Celebrity Handprints is pleased to announce the release of 250 Limited
Edition Prints of Orlando Bloom's handprint based on an original he created
in aid of The BBC Children in Need Appeal. These Limited Edition Prints are
now being sold in partnership with eBay and may be viewed here. Please help
Orlando by featuring this sale on your website for Orlando Bloom and do all
you can to help us make this a success.

'One Morning Long Ago' with Ted Nasmith
Andrew writes to let us know about "One Morning Long Ago" Art Exhibition at
The Redesdale Hall, in Moreton in Marsh Gloucestershire from Saturday 20th
May until Tuesday 23rd May. This features the brilliant work of Ted Nasmith
and contrasting Styles of Ruth Lacon and both the artists are attending

New LOTR CD Reviewed at Science Fiction Weekly
A.L. Sirois writes: It's tempting to say that this boxed set does as much
for the Lord of the Rings saga as Peter Jackson's movies. That would be
wrong. What Jackson did was to re-envision (and in some cases edit) the
trilogy in order to smooth out the dramatic flow and, of course, simplify
the story. The degree of his success is arguable, and beyond the scope of
this column. One thing, however, is obvious: In seeking to trim the action
down into manageable chunks, Jackson saw fit to omit certain things,
including most of the songs and poems. This four-CD set breathes new life
into the poetic and lyrical material, not by re-purposing it but by bringing
it to literal life as Tolkein wrote it. The release represents a most
impressive achievement.

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

Coming Soon

May 10th: Dominic Monaghan on "Lost" (ABC)
May 11th: Ian McKellen on 'Last Call with Carson Daily'
May 12th: Dominic Monaghan on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

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The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

The People's Guide is written by five contributing writers of
TheOneRing.net -- the leading fan website devoted to Tolkien, his books, his
lore, the New Line Cinema movies, and the fan community that centers on
Middle-earth. TheOneRing.net has always been distinguished by the quality of
the original articles appearing on its Green Books and Tehanu's Notes pages.
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More People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

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volume continues in the best tradition of Green Books and Tehanu's Notes to
explore the words and worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien through essays, Q&A from
readers, and interviews with special guests.

The Tolkien Fan's Medieval Reader, edited by Turgon

Over the years Tolkien's fondness for and indebtedness to medieval
literature has often been mentioned. His special devotion to older Germanic
literature, including Beowulf and the Eddas, has long been known, for as a
professor he taught these works in addition to teaching the languages in
which they were written. This anthology has been compiled in the hope of
sharing the pleasures of these -- and other -- classics of medieval
literature that were part of Tolkien's professional life and inspirations to
him in his creative work.

Ongoing EXCLUSIVES from “Ringers: Lord of the Fans”

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literary work continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions.


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