Translation

Chris Vinsonhaler’s performance-based translations offer an alternative to approaches that interpret Beowulf as a praise poem for heroes.

These excerpts are available for downloading. Additional excerpts are available upon request.

Essays from Beowulf: A Dramatic Translation, Self-Published, 2004.

The Grendel Episode from Beowulf: A Dramatic Translation, Self-Published, 2004.

The Prologue from The Riddle of Beowulf: A New Translation, In Progress, 2021.