In the mid-aughts, director Scott Wegener cast a black actor in the title role of his zero-budget movie, “Beowulf: Prince of the Geats.” That attracted the attention of some Unpleasant Sorts. After hearing about the controversy, Doc published a very academic article (he is, after all, an academic) in a very academic journal about the experience. That ALSO attracted the attention of the same Unpleasant Sorts. In fact, they started showing up to his talks…
Don’t ever assume being Doc’s student is boring, folks. Sometimes its downright scary!
Doc’s article, from the Old English Newsletter (http://www.oenewsletter.org/OEN/print.php/essays/nokes41_3/Array)
Buy “Beowulf: Prince of the Geats” (https://www.noblemansquare.com/dvds-and-such?fbclid=IwAR3eSrmyHIGozS9kI-tgILmJU2wy1mrnA-vTdPpZOwWdcXgLE7coZWuGq1M)
Proceeds for “Beowulf: Prince of the Geats” go to the American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org/)
Constantine (movie) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360486/
Nina’s author site (ninamacnamara.com)
Santiago Garcia and David Rubin’s Beowulf graphic novel (https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/18754825-beowulf)
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