Florida Southern College presents “Beowulf: A Tale of Monsters and Men”
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 27, 2006) — Florida Southern College presents an award-winning performance of “Beowulf: A Tale of Monsters and Men” in modern and old English and with Celtic harp by Chris Vinsonhaler at 7 p.m. on April 3 in the Fletcher Theatre (room 123 in the Ordway Building) on the college campus. The performance is free and open to the public, although not recommended for children. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and no one will be seated once the performance begins.
Vinsonhaler brings the gift of the bard to create a vivid and authoritative new approach to this ancient poem. Her work has been has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and been described as “mesmerizing,” “highly nuanced,” and “a superb example of how great literature can still speak to a modern audience.” She has performed “Beowulf” internationally at numerous colleges, universities and academic conferences including Florida State University, The University of North Carolina, and the International Medieval Congress.
“Chris is a dynamic, gifted storyteller,” said Alex Bruce, associate professor of English and director of the FSC Medieval Symposium. “She draws the audience in so effectively that we hear ‘Beowulf’ as its original audience did.”
Vinsonhaler’s performance is sponsored by the office of academic life, the department of English, the humanities division, the Roux Library, and the FSC chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. For more information, contact Dr. Alex Bruce at (863) 680-4440 or email@example.com.