Most of us experience the medieval epic poem "Beowulf" primarily in written form. But it was originally intended as an auditory experience, declaimed by skilled performers who transported their listeners into a world of heroes and monsters. Benjamin Bagby has made a career of presenting "Beowulf" in this manner, following the medieval traditions, while using a reproduction of an Anglo-Saxon harp. Here's a clip of him performing the opening lines to the poem.
Bagby's Website -via American Digest
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