Free Reading of "Beowulf," Featuring Broadway's Anthony Newfield, Scheduled for Feb. 27

News   Free Reading of "Beowulf," Featuring Broadway's Anthony Newfield, Scheduled for Feb. 27 A free reading of Seamus Heaney's translation of "Beowulf," featuring New York actor Anthony Newfield, will be presented Feb. 27 at 2 PM at the House of the Redeemer in Manhattan.

Directed by Larry Conroy, the afternoon will feature musical accompaniment by Christina Britton Conroy.

Anthony Newfield’s Broadway credits include Tartuffe with Brian Bedford, Waiting for Godot, and The Royal Family with Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell.

Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

"Beowulf," a masterpiece of world literature, was originally composed in Anglo-Saxon (Old English) between the middle of the seventh and the end of the tenth century A.D. The poem "concerns the deeds of the Scandinavian prince Beowulf, his confrontations with the monstrous, and his learning to live with the aftermath," according to press notes.

House of the Redeemer is located at 7 E. 95th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues). There is no charge for admission but a donation will be accepted at the door. For reservations, call (212) 289-0399 or e-mail info@houseoftheredeemer.org.

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