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Benjamin Bagby to perform “Beowulf” at ULM Oct. 29

Published October 15, 2013

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Benjamin Bagby performs "Beowulf."

The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) will present a performance of the epic poem “Beowulf.”

Benjamin Bagby, singing-actor and medievalist scholar, will perform the literary masterpiece while playing the medieval lyre.

The performance is set for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

Bagby has received abundant praise for his performance of “Beowulf.” 

For over 20 years, sold-out crowds have watched Bagby recite, sing, and transform “what was once the bane of American English majors—into thrilling entertainment full of color and expression,” comments one reviewer.

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As part of Bagby’s visit, the ULM College of Arts and Sciences will host a symposium led by Dr. Rebecca Stephenson, associate professor of English, with Bagby as the special guest.

The symposium will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, in Strauss Hall Rm. 148 and is free and open to the public.

Bagby’s visit is sponsored by Ecoutez Press, the ULM Department of English and the ULM College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, call 318-342-1759.