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Theater review: ‘Beowulf’ at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

Charlie Bethel in 'Beowulf'

Forget Spider-Man; forget Indiana Jones. The most impressive action hero may have been Beowulf, the king of the Geats, who fought monsters and slew dragons across Scandinavia some 1,500 years ago.

Sure, Odysseus may have had him beat by a millennium or so. But it’s hard to best Beowulf for guts, or for gore – or for Charlie Bethel’s captivating retelling at Orlando Shakespeare Theater of the old, old tale.

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Orlando Shakes announces cast for winter rep

Some familiar names and some that are not so familiar will be part of Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s winter repertory season, which will consist of three, count ’em, three shows all playing at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center early in 2011.

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