‘The Beowulf Project’ – Felix Nobis

Performed by Felix NobisThis project represents ongoing research in the adaptation and presentation of the Anglo-Saxon text Beowulf for contemporary audiences. The research spans 10 years and has extended over 3 continents.  The 2004 performance represents the first performance of this translation in Australia.  The ongoing performances of this translation facilitate a dialogue between past performances and the present, reflecting and informing the relationship between the text and its historic context.      


The performance provides a contribution to an ongoing process of data collection, providing a foundation for ongoing research; my own and informing  other research.  To my knowledge this research represents the most substantial study on the effects of time and place on storytelling performance. 

Excerpts from the text

Visual Gallery


Review (The Age)

Sydney Morning Herald


Sound Files

‘Beowulf’ on ABC Radio National (Poetica) Excerpt

‘Beowulf’ ABC RadioNational (Poetica) Interview Excerpt