Zironi identifies Morris's consistent preference for stories of human drama rather than the more mythological subjects of the Eddas, and he suggests explanations for the deep emotional appeal that stories such as Gunnlaug the Worm-tongue and Grettir the Strong
held for him.
Later this season the theatre will also premiere Grettir the Strong
, a uniquely Nordic musical take on celebrity.
The sword then reappears in The Saga of Grettir the Strong
when Grettir's mother, Jokul's granddaughter, passes it on to him:
Everywhere he went were reminders of the heroic days of the sagas: Gunnar's Howe, the home of Gudrun, places associated with Grettir the Strong