Next Stage Arts Project and Yellow Barn Music are proud to co-present Beowulf with Benjamin Bagby. In his extraordinary hour-long performance of the first part of the epic poem known as Beowulf, Benjamin Bagby assumes the role of 11th-century “scop”, transporting both himself and the audience to the very roots of storytelling, when aural tradition was paramount to sustaining culture, history, and society. The scop would re-tell the story of Beowulf, in song and speech, accompanying himself on a six-stringed harp (crafted specifically for Bagby based on the remains of an instrument from the 7th Century).
Following the performance there will be a discussion with Benjamin Bagby moderated by Yellow Barn Artistic Director Seth Knopp.
Contact: Next Stage Arts