I hereby declare August to be Beowulf Month! (Full post here: http://www.nathanjamesnorman.com/5/post/2013/07/beowulf-month.html)
All things Beowulf are to be celebrated!
Beginning with the original epic poem, we'll move into books, films, graphic novels, toys and other sundries inspired by Beowulf!
How can you get involved? How can you beholden such a wonderful month? Why . . . right here of course! All throughout the month of August I will post thoughts and comments on Beowulf-related materials!
Not good enough?! Okay! You are invited to blog, tweet, facebook, tumbl, or create memes. Contact me and I'll post a link to your thoughts!
So start reading the original poem! You can find plenty of free versions on the Kindle, Nook, or on the Web. For my money, I prefer the Seamus Heaney version.
In addition to the original poem I plan on also enjoying:
Beowulf (1999) starring Christopher Lambert
The 13th Warrior (1999) based on the Michael Crichton novel
Beowulf & Grendel (2005) starring Gerard Butler
Beowulf (2007) by Benjamin Bagby with an Anglo-Saxon harp
Beowulf (2007) computer animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis
Outlander (2008) a science fiction film starring James Caviezel
Grendel (1971) Novel from Grendel's point of view by John Gardner
Beowulf Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds
Beowulf: Gods and Monsters comic series by Brian Augustyn
Beowulf Graphic Novel by Stefan Petrucha
Beowulf the Video Game (UBI Soft)
Beowulf the Board Game
Beowulf the Movie Board Game
Recommendations also appreciated!