Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    26 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    65 mins (no interval)

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences 12+

  • WARNING /

    Contains monsters and dragons

Hosted Events

Beowulf

26 April 2017

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    26 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    65 mins (no interval)

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences 12+

  • WARNING /

    Contains monsters and dragons

Presented by Centre for Theatre and Performance, Monash University

Performer and academic Felix Nobis (Centre for Theatre and Performance) returns to his award-winning production of Beowulf. Based on his own translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, Nobis tells a story of kings, monsters, heroes and dragons in a version that is both faithful to the original and accessible to the modern ear.

As a translator and narrator of the Beowulf story, Felix Nobis has found a style that is high but not inflated, true to the poetry of the original and enthralling to a contemporary audience.

– Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney

His rendition of this 8th century tale of Scandinavian heroes, monsters and epic battles—the gore depicted as lovingly as the glory—emerges as a song of tribal triumph.

– The Irish Times

TRANSLATED BY / Felix Nobis
DIRECTED BY / Thomas Conway
PERFORMED BY / Felix Nobis

Tickets

ALL / $12

Produced by Centre for Theatre and Performance, Monash Univesity.
Key Image by Lewis Chessman, used with permission from the British Library.