I haven't watched the whole thing, yet. I've enjoyed what I've seen, though. I did a little research. It is an abridged version. The actor's name is Kevin O'Brien, not with an a like I misspelled in the title. He is the founder/director of "Theater of the Word" a Catholic organization that "evangelizes through drama". If you want to know more: theateroftheword.blogspot.com/
The dramatized lecture occurred during a symposium in 2017, about 30-40 minutes from my house. If I had known about it..... prairietroubadour.org/ The last video on this page is a Q&A from the symposium. Kevin O'Brien is in the light colored suit.
And how I found it: Grandson had the spelling word "fairy". He told me only girls believe in fairies. I promptly googled JRR to find a picture. "He believes in faerie." Stopped the boy in his tracks. Further down the google page was a thumbnail picture of O'Brien as Tolkien giving this lecture. I got all excited thinking someone had filmed Tolkien giving it.... And I'll be reading The Smith of Wotton Major to the boy....
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2019 6:27:39 GMT -6 by fanuidhol
Post by Stormrider on Jan 16, 2019 10:45:24 GMT -6
I will set some time to listen to his video. I looked at his Catholic Word website and it looks really interesting. Gonna check it out when I get the chance, too. Too bad you missed the presentation near your home.
"You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him!"