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MPL presents ‘Beowulf’

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By Special to the Monitor

September is Arts and Culture Month in Los Alamos and Mesa Public Library will show a film performance of “Beowulf,” the heroic, epic poem dated between 800-1100, in the original Anglo Saxon, with modern English subtitles, featuring Benjamin Bagby. 

This event will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and is part of the regular library program, Poetry Gatherings, hosted by local poet and UNM-LA teacher, Jane Lin, which meets the second Thursday of each month.

David Schiferl, local poet and Little Theater volunteer, suggested this program and said, “This is a rare opportunity to hear this classic epic in the original Old English performed by Benjamin Bagby, who also adds richness to the performance with his accompaniment on the Anglo Saxon harp. 

“This is for all who love to hear the English of our ancestors and the ancient chronicle of epic battles-surprising to hear some of the words that haven’t changed too.” 

 For information about this and all library programs and services, call 662-8240, 662-8253 or visit losalamosnm.us/library.   


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