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'''Peter Soyer Beagle''' (born April 20, 1939) is an American fantasist and author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays.  
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'''Peter Soyer Beagle''' ([[20 April|April 20]], [[1939]]) is an American fantasist and author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays.  
  
Beagle wrote an introductory essay in ''[[The Tolkien Reader]]'' titled 'Tolkien's Magic Ring'. He  also wrote the screenplay for the 1978 [[Ralph Bakshi]]-animated version of ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings]],'' the film which first inspired a teenaged [[Peter Jackson]] to read [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], and he wrote an introduction page for the American edition of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' in the early 1970s.
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==Bilbiography, selected==
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===Books===
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* [[1978]]: ''[[The Film Book of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings]]'' (based on screenplay)
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*[[1991]]: ''[[After the King|After the King: Stories In Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'' (as contributor)
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===Articles===
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* [[1966]]: ''Holiday''
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** (June:) "Tolkien's Magic Ring"
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* [[1966]]: ''[[The Tolkien Reader]]''
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** "Tolkien's Magic Ring"
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* [[1982]]: ''[[The Hobbit]]'' (US revised edition)
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** "About the ''Lord of the Rings'' Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien"
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* [[1984]]: ''Fantastists on Fantasy''
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** "Tolkien's Magic Ring"
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==Filmography==
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* [[1978]]: [[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|''The Lord of the Rings'' (1978 film)]] (screenplay, with [[Chris Conkling]])
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* [[2005]]: ''[[Ringers: Lord of the Fans]]'' (interviewee)
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==Convention appearances==
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* [[Mythcon IV]]
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* [[Mythcon XXXII]]
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==Quotes==
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{{quote|I did want to be involved in some sort of a Tolkien project and at that time it was the only game in town. The idea of doing it live 25 years ago was inconceivable|Peter S. Beagle on animation, ''[[Ringers: Lord of the Fans]]''}}
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{{quote|As for [[Saul Zaentz]] and ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|The Lord of the Rings]]'', I wrote and rewrote that script God knows how many times, eight or nine at least, for a consultant's fee with the understanding that when Part 2 came along I would be paid extra to compensate for the skimpy payment on Part 1. Well there never was a Part 2, and Saul Zaentz never felt morally obliged to live up to the promise he made.|Peter S. Beagle on Saul Zaentz, [http://tinyurl.com/55yemd Interview].}}
  
== External Links ==
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==External Links==
* Article on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_S._Beagle Peter S. Beagle] at Wikipedia.
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* '''[http://www.peterbeagle.com/ Website]'''
* [http://www.peterbeagle.com/ Official site]
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* {{WP|Peter S. Beagle}}
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* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0063566/ Peter S. Beagle] at [http://www.imdb.com/ IMDb]
  
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Peter Soyer Beagle (April 20, 1939) is an American fantasist and author of novels, nonfiction, and screenplays.

Contents

Bilbiography, selected

Books

Articles

  • 1966: Holiday
    • (June:) "Tolkien's Magic Ring"
  • 1966: The Tolkien Reader
    • "Tolkien's Magic Ring"
  • 1982: The Hobbit (US revised edition)
    • "About the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien"
  • 1984: Fantastists on Fantasy
    • "Tolkien's Magic Ring"

Filmography

Convention appearances

Quotes

"I did want to be involved in some sort of a Tolkien project and at that time it was the only game in town. The idea of doing it live 25 years ago was inconceivable"
― Peter S. Beagle on animation, Ringers: Lord of the Fans
"As for Saul Zaentz and The Lord of the Rings, I wrote and rewrote that script God knows how many times, eight or nine at least, for a consultant's fee with the understanding that when Part 2 came along I would be paid extra to compensate for the skimpy payment on Part 1. Well there never was a Part 2, and Saul Zaentz never felt morally obliged to live up to the promise he made."
― Peter S. Beagle on Saul Zaentz, Interview.

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