Monday, August 26, 2013

Beowulf: Resources and Links

Earlier today I posted a review of the epic poem Beowulf. Below are a number of documentaries and other resources associated with the classic that I believe are worth your time and investment.

Clash of the Gods - Beowulf (History Channel)




In Search of Beowulf (embeding disabled) - This is a good BBC documentary that explores the world of Beowulf and interacts with the Christian vs. pagan themes in the book.


Beowulf (2007) Movie Trailer




Audiobook




Audiobook - you can download this podcast in mp3 form.


J. R. R. Tolkien - Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics - The person that has shaped modern Beowulf scholarship the most in the last century is without a doubt JRR Tolkien. This article, based on a lecture he gave, is the reason why.


For more:
"Beowulf": A Review
Clash of the Gods: Tolkien's Monsters Documentary
"The Fellowship of the Ring" by J. R. R. Tolkien: A Review 
"The Two Towers" by J.R.R. Tolkien: A Review
"The Return of the King" by J.R.R. Tolkien: A Review
An Encouraging Thought: Gandalf on Providence 
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Dramatized Audio
"Beyond The Movie": A National Geographic Documentary on the Lord of the Rings
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