Rules      FAQ       Register        Login
It is currently December 14th, 2017, 11:04 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Christopher Tolkien Resignation
PostPosted: November 15th, 2017, 5:58 pm 
Warden of the Knight
Warden of the Knight
User avatar

Joined: 04 November 2005
Posts: 18617
Location: In a pudle on Naboo with dragon kind and ents and Jedi and wolves living in the Last Homely House!
Gender: Male

Offline
So I just read that Christopher Tolkien resigned as head of the Tolkien Estate! O_@

Anyone else hear anything about this or have any idea what it is all about??!?

I read something about him hating the fans? O_O I mean... Really??

_________________
Image

Image

Visit The Varsian Kingdom!


Top
 Profile       WWW     YIM        
 
 Post subject: Re: Christopher Tolkien Resignation
PostPosted: November 15th, 2017, 11:11 pm 
Istari
Istari
User avatar

Joined: 21 November 2014
Posts: 2967
Location: Angband & Mordor
Country: Canada (ca)
Gender: Female

Offline
I think his resignation had more to do with his age. At 93 I suspect he's slowed down a bit. As for the rights to Tolkien's other works, I believe they remain with the Tolkien Estate, and his resignation would not affect the terms if the Trust.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject: Re: Christopher Tolkien Resignation
PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 5:50 pm 
Elf
Elf
User avatar

Joined: 05 March 2017
Posts: 1279
Location: I've been where Aragorn hasn't, but I now live in a cross between Hobbiton and Rivendell.
Country: Germany (de)
Gender: Male

Offline
Christopher’s sister Priscilla is 88. His wife Baillie will be 76 soon. Michael George Tolkien, eldest son of Christopher’s older brother Michael Hilary Reuel, is 74. Simon Tolkien, Christopher’s eldest child by his first wife Faith, will be 59 soon. These are directors of Tolkien Estate, Ltd. Christopher’s children by Baillie are Adam (48) and Rachel (46). Simon has two children, 27 and 12. Michael Hilary Reuel has two further children besides Michael George, daughters Joanna and Judith, who also have children, and Michael George has a child from his second marriage. Perhaps someday someone will do a soap opera based on the Tolkien Family, just the ones descended from JRRT (his younger brother Hilary also has several living descendants).

Now I have a headache.

Anyway, a thought that manages to weasel its way through is who, if at all, might “replace” (simply in warm-body count at meetings) Christopher? Many whom I mentioned above (with or without names) are in the 40 to 50 range, so they would, in the US with the right birth certificates, be eligible to be elected president. A less demanding office, taking the performance of the current impostor, than officer of the Tolkien whatever legal unit. :tongue:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject: Re: Christopher Tolkien Resignation
PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 5:54 pm 
Warden of the Knight
Warden of the Knight
User avatar

Joined: 04 November 2005
Posts: 18617
Location: In a pudle on Naboo with dragon kind and ents and Jedi and wolves living in the Last Homely House!
Gender: Male

Offline
You may be right ES, I don't know. I know he had some rather ill things to say about the direction things have been taken, though.

Yes, Gandolorin, that is what I am wondering. Who will take over and a bigger question yet... How will they handle things.

_________________
Image

Image

Visit The Varsian Kingdom!


Top
 Profile       WWW     YIM        
 
 Post subject: Re: Christopher Tolkien Resignation
PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 6:35 pm 
Elf
Elf
User avatar

Joined: 05 March 2017
Posts: 1279
Location: I've been where Aragorn hasn't, but I now live in a cross between Hobbiton and Rivendell.
Country: Germany (de)
Gender: Male

Offline
Well, now I’m talking about times none of us will live to see. Like Shakespeare plays which have been modernized in uncountable ways, what would the ghost of The Bard say about them (and about JRRT making real his “until Great Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Hill” of MacBeth in the Battle of Helm's Deep with the appearance of the Huorns)? Would his comments be PG-18? Or even the operas of Wagner as presided over by diverse descendants of his, with diverse directors? Much else could probably be said about books and more often plays whose copyright has utterly expired. Charlton Heston as Moses in “The Ten Commandments” … :confused2:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject: Re: Christopher Tolkien Resignation
PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 7:11 pm 
Warden of the Knight
Warden of the Knight
User avatar

Joined: 04 November 2005
Posts: 18617
Location: In a pudle on Naboo with dragon kind and ents and Jedi and wolves living in the Last Homely House!
Gender: Male

Offline
All too true. Sadly. :/

_________________
Image

Image

Visit The Varsian Kingdom!


Top
 Profile       WWW     YIM        
 
 Post subject: Re: Christopher Tolkien Resignation
PostPosted: November 24th, 2017, 2:10 pm 
Elf
Elf
User avatar

Joined: 05 March 2017
Posts: 1279
Location: I've been where Aragorn hasn't, but I now live in a cross between Hobbiton and Rivendell.
Country: Germany (de)
Gender: Male

Offline
A (perhaps?) small item from the Tolkien Society homepage:

"It is understood that Christopher remains the literary executor."

Whatever that may mean.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject: Re: Christopher Tolkien Resignation
PostPosted: November 24th, 2017, 7:24 pm 
Warden of the Knight
Warden of the Knight
User avatar

Joined: 04 November 2005
Posts: 18617
Location: In a pudle on Naboo with dragon kind and ents and Jedi and wolves living in the Last Homely House!
Gender: Male

Offline
Yeah... Whatever that means. :/ Precisely what I was thinking. *Shrugs*

_________________
Image

Image

Visit The Varsian Kingdom!


Top
 Profile       WWW     YIM        
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  




Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Boyz theme by Zarron Media 2003