So. Reading between the lines of this report on the rock opera version of Beowulf (yes, I know it sounds like satire, but no, it is not), it looks like Seamus Heaney's attempt to transform Beowulf from a Viking into an Irishman -- complete with the Irish Repertory Theatre venue, Celtic harp, and a cast with names that look pulled at random from the Dublin telephone book.
Two gripes. When are people going to learn that the phrase "rock opera" insults both rock and opera? And also, when will Beowulf return to Scandinavia where he belongs?
If anyone needs me, I'll be drinking in the meadhall.