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Beowulf with Benjamin Bagby

  • Next Stage 15 Kimball Hill Putney, VT, 05346 United States (map)

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.

Cost: $10-$20. Buy tickets online, or by emailing info@yellowbarn.org, or by calling (802) 387-6637.

Contact: Next Stage Arts