By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater
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.