BEOWULF (Educational)

Directed by Stellan Olsson
  • United States / 
  • 2007 / 
  • Old English with English subtitles / 
  • 98 min
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BEOWULF (Educational) DVD & Online Streaming
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DVD $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00
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"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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
"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
– Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
– Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts
"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

Synopsis

Since 1990, Benjamin Bagby has been performing the great epic Beowulf at major festivals and venues around the world. This remarkable performance is presented on DVD, beautifully filmed by the award-winning Swedish director Stellan Olsson.While Beowulf has come down to us through literature as a written poem, the epic's pre-literate medieval audience would have known it through the performance of a scop, a bardic storyteller, as Bagby presents himself here. In this one-man tour de force, Bagby accompanies himself on an Anglo-Saxon harp. Using the entire range of his voice, he delivers this gripping tale in Old English, as it could have been experienced more than one thousand years ago. This performance speaks to the lovers of Beowulf and the oral epic, early music enthusiasts, Tolkien fans, medievalists, and anyone searching for virtuoso storytelling or a glimpse into the fascinating beginnings of the English language. The 2-DVD Institutional version includes the live performance with 50-line indexing, a 40-minute study guide with Professor John Miles Foley (Director of the University of Missouri's Center for Oral Tradition), an extended interview with Benjamin Bagby, and discussions with Beowulf scholars John Miles Foley, Thomas Cable and Mark Amodio.

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