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Tolkien For Teachers: How to Use Tolkien in Class

A) Literature – Classical literature study with a paper, general or specific – Drama: divide the class group into smaller groups and have them re-enact scenes, or summarize parts of the story so all the groups tell the entire tale (perfect for this would either be scenes from the LOTR book/movie, if you’ve read/seen it […]

Canadians pick their favorite books

Canadian readers have been voting for their favorite books and 4 of Tolkien’s works have been voted into the top 40 list. The highest entry was The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King which was voted into the number 5 slot. You can view a complete list of the top 40 choices at .

LotR inspired symphony

On 1st November, as part of their Philharmonic Phantasy programme, the Polk Imperial Symphony Orchestra will perform Johan De Meji’s LotR inspired Symphony No. 1. You can read more about the symphony and listen to some extracts here.

CoE TV Guide: September 25th – October 2nd

Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.

New CoE Site Theme – Saruman!

CoE would like to present a new user theme – Saruman! This theme features moonlight blues which are soothing and meant to enhance the evil ways of Saruman. We also used a feature commonly asked for which displays an image behind the menu, also used in themes such as Rivendell and Aragorn. The theme is titled “Saruman” and can be previewed in the theme gallery here as well as under “My Account”. To use the theme, go to “Select Theme” under My Account, and choose “Saruman.”

Comments are welcome and always appreciated. To discuss the theme or report any problems with it, check out this thread.

Win a statue of Aragorn

In honor of Bilbo’s birthday, there’s a prize giveaway at Sideshow. Enter for a chance to win a statue of Aragorn. In addition, for one day only there are also discounts on certain LotR products.

The draw closes at Noon (PST) on Friday 23rd September.

Happy Hobbit Day

Happy birthday to two of our favorite hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo. At the start of LotR Bilbo turned 111, Frodo turned 33 and came of age.

Note: Click here for some great CoE Hobbit Day eCards to send to your friends.

Lord of the Rings Tactics

In this article at IGN Alex Pantelias, lead designer and Jeff Lind, producer of Lord of the Rings Tactics (for PSP) answer a number of questions about the forthcoming game. There are also 21 new screenshots which can be viewed here.

The Battle for Middle-earth II

In this article at Gamespot EA producer Mike Verdu answers some questions about the forthcoming game, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II.

Happy birthday David Wenham

Today, September 21st, is David Wenham’s birthday. He was born in Australia in 1965 and is 40 years old today. You can read his cast bio here. In the CoE gallery there are pictures of David here and of David in the role of Faramir here.

Happy birthday David!