Event Title

Session 2-C: Special Session

Presenter Information

Dan Hamilton
Elizabeth King

Location

Taylor University, Metcalf 104

Start Date

30-5-2008 3:15 PM

Description

Dan Hamilton and Elizabeth King performing "The Pearl", a Medieval Mystery Play translated by J.R.R. Tolkien"

Pearl is a 15th-century Middle English poem featured in many courses in classic English literature. Lewis, Tolkien, and the majority of the Inklings were familiar with this ancient story of a man who loses his infant daughter to death and later is drawn into a vision where he sees her perfected in paradise. (Tolkien, indeed, thought highly enough of Pearl to offer his own poetic translation). While the original poem is not directly accessible to anyone who has not mastered Middle English, this version is a staged reading of a modern prose adaptation.

Moderator: Dan Bowell

Event Type

Presentation

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May 30th, 3:15 PM

Session 2-C: Special Session

Taylor University, Metcalf 104

Dan Hamilton and Elizabeth King performing "The Pearl", a Medieval Mystery Play translated by J.R.R. Tolkien"

Pearl is a 15th-century Middle English poem featured in many courses in classic English literature. Lewis, Tolkien, and the majority of the Inklings were familiar with this ancient story of a man who loses his infant daughter to death and later is drawn into a vision where he sees her perfected in paradise. (Tolkien, indeed, thought highly enough of Pearl to offer his own poetic translation). While the original poem is not directly accessible to anyone who has not mastered Middle English, this version is a staged reading of a modern prose adaptation.

Moderator: Dan Bowell