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Old 02-23-2002, 01:08 AM   #1
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Question Tinýviel - Tolkien Estate

Again, I don't know if this is the right place to post this or not.

I emailed my theater director about the possiblity of doing this play. This is part of what he wrote back to me.

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one of the problems with an adaptation of a well-known work is securing the permission to attempt it in the first place--that could be a problem re: copyright; the Tolkien estate, etc.
Many writers simply plunge in, do the writing, and hope that it will be so good that there will be no complaints. Chancy but possible.
How does one go about aquiring the permission to do something like this. Is it wrong just to do this as a fan-fiction? I do hope to take this further than that! What should I do? Does anyone have an idea or can point me in the write direction - pun intended?
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Old 02-23-2002, 03:07 PM   #2
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Hmmm... I'd say, write it just for fun if you've the mind to do so. Then, look up the Tolkien estate in a search engine or try to find some better contacts to them and ask their permission to publish. Then, maybe, you could submit the play to a publisher and get it out in real print. It would be a long process, fraught with peril, but it's all I know about these sorts of things. Good luck, though!
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Old 02-23-2002, 03:52 PM   #3
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Write to the publishers of the book they will tell u the Tolkien estsate address
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Old 02-24-2002, 02:31 AM   #4
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Thank you. I think that I will just write it, just for the sake of writing it for now. I'll see where it goes later.
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Old 02-24-2002, 03:30 AM   #5
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Yes, just write until you get a piece elaborate enough to be reviewed by other people. Then you'll truly know whether you should go farther.
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