Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:00 – 10:00pm

Early Music Guild: Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $15-$40.

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While Beowulf has come down to us as literature, as a written poem, the epic’s preliterate audience would have known it through the performance of a scop, a bardic storyteller, as Bagby presents himself in this remarkable interpretation. 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 1,000 years ago.

This is a performance which speaks to the lovers of Beowulf and oral epic, early music enthusiasts, Tolkien fans, medievalists, and anyone searching for virtuoso storytelling or a glimpse into the fascinating beginnings of the English langauge. With (modern!) English supertitles.

“Mr. Bagby comes as close to holding hundreds of people in a spell as ever a man has… That is much too rare an experience in theater.”
-The New York Times

The English supertitles will not be visible from the $25 Discounted Side Section seats.

A preconcert lecture begins at 7 p.m. Presented by Early Music Guild/Seattle Baroque Orchestra.

Advance tickets are $40/$35 senior/$25 side section/$15 under age 25 at
earlymusicguild.org. Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.

LEARN MORE:
www.earlymusicguild.org

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