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Harry R. Schwartz

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Beowulf in Old English

Published 07 Nov 2010. Tags: books, history, language, video.

Benjamin Bagby performs Beowulf in the original Old English. The opening scene is above. It’s impressive—the man’s got quite a presence.

The hidden gem in the above video, though, is the completely-open-to-interpretation audience reaction.

Nice find, Mr. Cooney!