Monday, October 03, 2005

Beowulfzapoppin

Courtesy of ANSAX, I have links to the Irish Repertory Theatre's musical production of Beowulf complete with "Celtic harp"(!), as well as a review of the new Icelandic film, Beowulf and Grendel which ANSAXer Murray McGillivray describes as "a fine job of depicting the period imagined by our poet" if still a "a 'modern riff' on the Beowulf story." Some wag also forwarded a link to some McSweeney's writer's riff on the story. With both Benjamin Bagby and Julie Taymor's works in the new year, it promises to be a real golden year for Anglo-Saxon scholars.

3 comments:

Crispinus said...

So will the stage musical of your novel be "Pelzapoppin'"?

Just wondering.

K. A. Laity said...

Don't be silly! It will be "Pelzalot." Memorable songs will include "What do the kitchen folk do?" and "If ever I would weave you." Of course the title song will be the big sing-along: "surely there is not / a more congenial spot / for happily-ever-aftering..."

Gene K. said...

"If ever I would weave you"

You'll have to come with me, ma'am. The charge: Gratuious Punning.