Beowulf

Beowulf

Downloadable Video - 2015
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Benjamin Bagby's legendary performance of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf (part I) recorded live in Helsingborg, Sweden (January, 2006) "...a vivid demonstration of what has been lost in the process of becoming modern... Bagby, using a brilliant array of dramatic and rhetorical techniques, made it a dazzling experience. His performances should be recorded and made required listening..." "” The Washington Post In this remarkable one-man tour de force, Bagby, accompanying himself on an Anglo-Saxon harp, delivers this gripping tale "” in the original Old English "” as it could have been experienced more than 1000 years ago. This is a performance which will speak to many: lovers of Beowulf and oral epic, early music enthusiasts, Tolkien fans, medievalists, and anyone searching for virtuoso storytelling, great theater, or a glimpse into the fascinating beginnings of the English language. This video contains the live performance, study guide, and an interview with Benjamin Bagby and discussions with Beowulf scholars John Miles Foley, Thomas Cable and Mark Amodio.
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)

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