Beowulf

Written by:

Betty Jane Wylie

Cast Size:
12

Roles For:

  • Men: 9
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Adaptation
Musical/Opera
TYA

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

1977

Synopsis:

“Beowulf the hero fights the monster Grendel to save Hothgar, King of the Danes and then Grendel’s mother. Years later, old and a king himself, he fights a dragon and dies.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

(in order of appearance)

POET

CHORUS

NARRATOR

COASTGUARD

BEOWULF

BEOWULF’S MEN

HROTHGAR

WULFGAR

QUEEN WEALTHEOW

UNFERTH

GRENDEL

VOICES

GRENDEL’S MOTHER (not a singing/speaking part)

THE DRAGON (not a singing/speaking part)

WIGLAF

First Produced:

1977, New York City

Resources:

Beowulf is available through the CPO Website.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.