Beowulf - The Epic in Performance by Benjamin Bagby
February, 23rd at 7:30 pm the world renowed Benjamon Bagby will perform Beowulf at Georgetown University, Gaston Hall.
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San Jose Mercury News, October 27, 2010
- medievalist, musician and 21st-century bard — bewitched his listeners with the tale of Beowulf… and if that sounds weirdly exotic or off-putting, rest assured that it was anything but.
…the Old English rolling off his tongue, as rich and delicious as dark beer.
…an astonishing and accessible entertainment.
Bagby mesmerized his Berkeley crowd, which included its share of medieval buffs and scholars…But while it was happening they might as well have been children sitting around a campfire, listening to ghost stories… — the theater was stone silent.
His chants and songs carry clear echoes of Gaelic music, sea shanties, Appalachian hill tunes and bluegrass numbers, Eastern ritual chants and prayer calls. The talking blues is in there too; at times, Bagby's "Beowulf" doesn't seem that far from early Bob Dylan.
His one-man show is a surprise and a delight.
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