Re: LOTR (in RP?) on the BBC
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 14, 2002, 10:09|
> kam@CARROT.CLARA.NET wrote:
> > The Beeb (bless 'em) have just dusted off a 20 year old radio adaptation
> > of the entire LOTR trilogy and are broadcasting it in lots of weekly
> > installments. I think the programs can be heard on their website
> > (probably www.bbc.co.uk) too.
> Note that Frodo is played by Ian Holm, who plays Bilbo in the film.
> JRRT was consulted on the accents for the previous 3rd Programme
> adaptation back in the fifties, and advised RP as the equivalent
> of Minas Tirith speech.
That's what I'd have advised too. So I had mixed feelings about Sean
Bean as Boromir -- splendid casting, and speaking in his native
non-RP accent, which is always good to hear -- but that then curiously
suggests that Minas Tirth = Sheffield, and Gondor = West Yorkshire...
On balance I think I prefer that accentwise parallels between Westron
and English be played down.
I wonder what Rohan accents will be like...