Letter 76 is the seventy-sixth letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien guaranteed his child that he would not long for adjusting Samwise Gamgee's name without his support, yet the object of changing it was to draw out the cleverness, proletariat, and Englishry of this gem among the hobbits. In the event that he had considered it toward the starting he would have given all hobbits English names to coordinate the Shire. Initially came the Gaffer and after that Gamgee from Lamorna. He questioned that Gamgee was English, having been the name of cottonwool, designed by a man of that name in the most recent century.

"Hamlet" had been performed at the Oxford playhouse, and underlined for Tolkien the imprudence of perusing Shakespeare without seeing the plays acted. It had been a decent execution with a youthful, savage Hamlet, played quick without cuts. The most moving part had been one that he had constantly discovered a drag when perusing – distraught Ophelia singing her srctaches.

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