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The Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence invites you to

Get Medieval

October 24-26, 2001
Graham Memorial Hall
   

  
Join us for a three-day series of events featuring a very special performance of Beowulf: A Tale of Monsters and Men by professional storyteller and UNC alumna Chris Vinsonhaler, to a Celtic harp accompaniment.

Vinsonhaler has brought her dramatic Modern English rendition of the exciting and majestic Old English epic to audiences around the nation, receiving rave reviews from the general public and scholars alike.

You may never have a chance to encounter Beowulf this way again: in the oral storytelling medium for which it was composed a thousand years ago. This is a unique performance not to be missed.

Get Medieval is co-sponsored by the Carolina Association for Medieval Studies and the Curriculum in Medieval Studies.
 

  • Demonstration and discussion of medieval musical instruments. Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 p.m., John Lindsay Morehead II Lounge, Graham Memorial Hall. Members of UNC's Department of Music will play and talk about various musical instruments used in medieval Europe. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Carolina Association for Medieval Studies.
      
  • Beowulf: A Tale of Monsters and Men, performed by Chris Vinsonhaler. Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., John Lindsay Morehead II Lounge, Graham Memorial Hall. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. The doors will open at 6:30; seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended. Those arriving after the performance begins will not be admitted. Co-sponsored by the Carolina Association for Medieval Studies.
      
  • Film screening: The Thirteenth Warrior. Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m., Kresge Commons Room, 039 Graham Memorial Hall. The Thirteenth Warrior (1999), starring Antonio Banderas, is an adventure film adaptation of Beowulf that weaves the Old English epic together with another medieval work, the 10th-century Arabic travel account of Ibn Fadlan, who encountered a group of Norsemen in his journeys. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Curriculum in Medieval Studies as part of the Medieval Film Series.

 
All students, staff, faculty, and members of the Carolina community are welcome.


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